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Thomas Mould

Thomas Mould

Tom Mould is Professor of Anthropology and Folkore at Butler University with research expertise in the areas of folklore, language and culture, Native American studies, poverty and social justice, oral narrative, religious and sacred narrative, contemporary legend, identity, ethnography, genre, and performance theory.

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Life on welfare isn’t what most people think it is

By: - June 12, 2020

When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments and other government help – they often have stereotypes and inaccurate perceptions of who those people are and what their lives are like. Statistics can help clarify the picture by challenging false stereotypes of undeserving people gaming the system, but people’s […]