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Oscar Lewis is the author of a number of books, including, such best sellers asFive Families and The Children of Sanchez. He has taught at Brooklyn College and Washington University and is now a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois. He has just completed a new book,Pedro Martinez: A Peasant's View of the Mexican Revolution, and is writing another on the culture of poverty in Puerto Rico.


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Lewis, O. The culture of poverty. Soc 35, 7–9 (1998).

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