Daily Struggles: The Deepening Racialization and Feminization of Poverty in Canada

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Daily Struggles opens with theoretical frameworks that examine the racialization processes at work in Canada, with special attention to the consequences relevant to gender. The social construction of "race" and its subsequent devaluation and marginalization has several implications for racialized individuals, especially racialized women. In addition, this text examines the economic consequences of race and gender are profiled;  how poverty, race, and gender are criminalized; the ways in which racialized people-specifically women-are socially constructed to experience their lives as second-class Canadian citizens; and the additional consequences of the racialized and gendered nature of poverty-consequences that have a fundamental impact on quality of life.