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The Resource The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society

The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society

Label
The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society
Title
The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social provision - signifies the homeless person's incapacities and failure to function in what are presented as unproblematic social systems. Drawing on a program of research spanning ten years, this book provides an empirically grounded account of the lives and identities of people who are homeless. It illustrates that people with chronic experiences of homelessness have relatively predictable biographies characterised by exclusion, poverty, and trauma from early in life. Early experiences of exclusion continue to pervade the lives of people who are homeless in adulthood, yet they identify with family and normative values as a means of imaging aspirational futures. The book demonstrates that the assumed difference of the homeless person drives the form and function of an elaborate, well resourced, and often well-meaning service system that perpetuates their exclusion from housing, on the one hand, and dependence on the service system, on the other. In the absence of housing, society has developed a complex service system that makes people reliant on more crisis and temporary support services, and through accessing and being reliant on the services the homeless person's differences is reified
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Parsell, Cameron
Dewey number
305.5/692
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Homelessness
  • Homeless persons
Label
The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The homeless person; 2 Conceptualising identities, human agency, and choice; 3 Identities and being homeless; 4 Choices; 5 The service system and the homeless person; 6 Conclusion; Index
Control code
on1038494494
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (139 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351381406
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038494494
Label
The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The homeless person; 2 Conceptualising identities, human agency, and choice; 3 Identities and being homeless; 4 Choices; 5 The service system and the homeless person; 6 Conclusion; Index
Control code
on1038494494
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (139 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351381406
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038494494

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