(1776) already pointed to the social dimensions of poverty, including the feeling of shame. Drawing on Smith, Nobel Prize laureate Amartya Sen argued in his widely-read essay ´Poor, relatively speaking´ (1983) that shame lies at the core of poverty. It is now increasingly acknowledged that poverty is more than just monetary poverty but also entails deprivations in non-material spheres. One of the latter is the experience of shame. This blog post provides a short literature review, shedding light on the relation between poverty and shame.  Poverty and shame – How are they related?
In Psychology shame is referred to as a self-conscious and moral emotion as opposed to so called basic emotions such as anger or fear. Shame is relational as it...Read more