In this phase of the research, FrameWorks set out to identify promising explanatory strategies that would help Americans think more productively and concretely about rural parts of the country, the problems they face, and solutions to those problems. The “explanatory metaphors” work tested the proposition that right explanatory strategy can help Americans shift to a more accurate and productive perspective on rural America, and that this shift in understanding can also lead to increased engagement and support for solutions.
Talking About Poverty: Narratives, Counter-Narratives, and Telling Effective Stories
This report synthesizes the complex body of research around existing poverty narratives and counter-narratives, with practical advice about how to use narratives to create better stories—and,...
Communicating about Intergenerational Urban Poverty and Race in America: Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging Recommendations
Emerging and longstanding solutions focused on what each neighborhood needs, crafted in collaboration with the communities that would benefit from those solutions, bring hope and new possibilities...
How to Talk about Poverty in the United Kingdom
This MessageMemo provides campaigners the evidence and tools needed to make a more powerful case for change.