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Citizens without shelter : homelessness, democracy, and political exclusion

Author: Leonard C Feldman
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most troubling aspects of the politics of homelessness, Leonard C. Feldman contends, is the reduction of the homeless to what Hannah Arendt calls "the abstract nakedness of humanity" and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard C Feldman
ISBN: 0801472903 9780801472909 9780801441240 0801441242
OCLC Number: 131374172
Notes: "Cornell Paperbacks."
Description: x, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: state power and the polarities of homeless politics --
From vagrancy law to contemporary anti-homeless policy --
The legal construction of the homeless as bare life --
Redistribution, recognition, and the sovereign ban --
Housing diversity and democratic pluralism --
Conclusion: the empty tent of citizenship.
Responsibility: Leonard C. Feldman.
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"In this wonderful book, Leonard C. Feldman analyzes the politics of bare life-in context, rigorously examining in empirical and theoretical detail the scapegoating of homeless people. While dominant Read more...

 
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