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The Resource Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance : activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry, Vincent Lyon-Callo

Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance : activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry, Vincent Lyon-Callo

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Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance : activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry
Title
Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance
Title remainder
activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Lyon-Callo
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why did the rate of homelessness remain at significant levels while the US economy was supposedly booming and hundreds of millions of dollars were spent in the homeless sheltering industry? Drawing upon five years of ethnographic fieldwork in a homeless shelter in Northampton, Massachusetts, Lyon-Callo argues that homelessness must be understood within the context of increasing neoliberal policies, practices, and discourses. As advocates, activists, policy makers, and homeless people focused attention on market-based and individualized practices of reform and governance, collective efforts that challenged an economy dependent on low wage jobs, declining housing affordability, and the dismantling of the social safety net were marginalized and ignored. Homelessness continued, despite, and partly due to, the limitations of the neoliberal approach. Combining the rich detail of an ethnographic study with the systemic examination of political economic studies, this book offers a view of homelessness and inequality that is rarely explored elsewhere. Chapters include discussion of the medicalization of homelessness, the difficulty of finding paid employment given broader political economic conditions, how shelter staff are trained to manage homeless people, how statistics are used to produce ideas of homeless people as deviants, and how funding concerns affect possibilities for resistance. Key to the study is an activist approach that raises the possibilities and problems associated with a publicly engaged anthropology
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Lyon-Callo, Vincent
Dewey number
  • 362.50973
  • 362.5/0973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Teaching culture : UTP ethnographies for the classroom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Homelessness
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance : activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry, Vincent Lyon-Callo
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Publication
Note
Originally published by Broadview Press 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""INTRODUCTION: Poverty and Homelessness""; ""CHAPTER 1: The Political-Economic Context""; ""CHAPTER 2: Medicalizing Homelessness""; ""CHAPTER 3: Shelter Statistics and the Silencing of Systemic Concerns""; ""CHAPTER 4: The Non-Compliant Homeless: Ariel�s Story""; ""CHAPTER 5: Defining the Role of the Sheltering Industry""; ""CHAPTER 6: Helping Homeless Youth""; ""CHAPTER 7: Managing Homelessness""; ""CHAPTER 8: Reflections on an Engaged Ethnography""; ""References""; ""Index""
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ocn860782393
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (191 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442603301
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860782393
Label
Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance : activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry, Vincent Lyon-Callo
Publication
Note
Originally published by Broadview Press 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""INTRODUCTION: Poverty and Homelessness""; ""CHAPTER 1: The Political-Economic Context""; ""CHAPTER 2: Medicalizing Homelessness""; ""CHAPTER 3: Shelter Statistics and the Silencing of Systemic Concerns""; ""CHAPTER 4: The Non-Compliant Homeless: Ariel�s Story""; ""CHAPTER 5: Defining the Role of the Sheltering Industry""; ""CHAPTER 6: Helping Homeless Youth""; ""CHAPTER 7: Managing Homelessness""; ""CHAPTER 8: Reflections on an Engaged Ethnography""; ""References""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn860782393
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (191 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442603301
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860782393

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