aporophobia
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S: SSS – https://www.socialsciencespace.com/2023/05/aporophobia-why-people-reject-the-poor/ (last access: 2 December 2023); ACL – https://aclanthology.org/2023.woah-1.12/ (last access: 2 December 2023).

N: 1. Neologism (portmanteau word) created from the Spanish aporofobia, and this from the Ancient Greek άπορος (á-poros), without resources, indigent, poor, and φόβος (phobos), fear.

2. Cortina coined the term “aporophobia” – from the Ancient Greek aporos, meaning poor or without means – and published an influential 2017 book on the subject in Spanish. That book has now been published in English as Aporophobia: Why We Reject the Poor Instead of Helping Them.

3. Stricto sensu, “aporophobia” means “A fear and repudiation of poor people” and “peniaphobia” means “An abnormal fear of poverty”.

Peniaphobia is the fear of poverty. People who have this fear may worry about becoming poor themselves, or they may fear that they will never be able to escape poverty. They may also be afraid of other poor people, or they may simply feel uncomfortable around poverty.

4. Cortina does not present aporophobia as a clinical condition or narrowly as a species of fear. Much like other faux-phobias, such as homophobia and xenophobia, she takes it to be a widespread aversion, based on contempt as much as dread, which justifies the ongoing deprecation of the poor.

5. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the book Aporophobia: Why We Reject the Poor Instead of Helping Them by Adela Cortina.

S: 1. Collins – https://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/20609/aporophobia (last access: 2 December 2023); FCB. 2. SSS – https://www.socialsciencespace.com/2023/05/aporophobia-why-people-reject-the-poor/ (last access: 2 December 2023). 3. TERMIUM PLUS – https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng&i=1&srchtxt=aporophobia&codom2nd_wet=1#resultrecs, https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng&i=1&srchtxt=PENIAPHOBIA&codom2nd_wet=1#resultrecs (last access: 2 December 2023); MP – https://massivephobia.com/peniaphobia-fear-of-poverty/ (last access: 2 December 2023). 4. SSS – https://www.socialsciencespace.com/2023/05/aporophobia-why-people-reject-the-poor/ (last access: 2 December 2023). 5. PUP – https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691205526/aporophobia (last access: 2 December 2023).

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CR: phobia, poverty, racism, xenophobia.