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Dike, Steven Instructor


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  • Dr. Dike is writing a book about Oscar Lewis, the anthropologist who coined the phrase 'culture of poverty,' and who was one of the leading American anthropologists of the 1950s and 1960s. The book covers the debates about the culture of poverty, Lewis's involvement with Puerto Rican nationalists, an analysis of Lewis's methods, and the renaissance of the culture of poverty in modern poverty discourse. His research interests include labor and working class history, intellectual history, the history of anthropology, the history of warfare--specifically, the Vietnam War, and the history of Puerto Rico.


  • Modern American history, intellectual history, history of anthropology, history of poverty, culture of poverty, Puerto Rican history



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