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Any measurement of poverty must specify a threshold and what this represents. Is it possible to avoid arbitrariness in the determination of these thresholds? Or are they totally subjective and depend on the observers values, prejudices and preferences? Or is poverty a real condition [...]

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In this article I discuss both conceptually and empirically the existence of a social norm about what is considered necessary in the field of food, and I analyze the capacity of households in Mexico City to access it. To this end, I revise the arguments that highlight the importance [...]

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Since the beginning of the XX century, public libraries have been contested. Initially, the biggest criticism was focused on those libraries which seemed a book deposit, and how they could cooperate to the development of the industrial society and also, afterwards, the post-industrial [...]