Power Asymmetry In The Ghetto

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he ghetto economy has become a part of the informal economy. It constitutes of low wage jobs with no benefits, and welfare payments. It contains illegal and semi-illegal activities such as: drug dealing,prostitution, and working outside the marketplace businesses under the radar of regulation. Various Welfare policies becomes a way of controlling and monitoring people. Loic Wacquant unveils the space and symbolic power asymmetry in the ghetto: “So much to say that the ghetto results not from ecological dynamics but from the inscription in space of a material and symbolic power asymmetry, as revealed by the recurrent role of collective violence in establishing as well as challenging ethnoracial confinement” (Wacquant 18). In the ghetto, Inner
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