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Homeless lives in American cities : interrogating myth and locating community

Author: Philip Webb
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Homeless Lives in American Cities: Interrogating Myth and Locating Community explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impact of immigration and urbanization on the middle class family. These anxieties were negotiated by social activists and service providers, as well as those commenting on their work--journalists, sociologists, and finally  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Webb
ISBN: 9781137374226 1137374225 1137405643 9781137405647
OCLC Number: 871536555
Description: 278 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Forming homelessness --
The fin-de-siècle city --
Anti-semitic roots of homelessness --
Consolidating homelessness --
Discourse and subjectivation in American homelessness --
The limits of hobosociality for social mooring --
Homelessness as disaffiliation --
Fragmenting homelessness --
Fracturing consensus : women and minorities --
The homeless family and the return of myth --
Transforming homelessness --
The homeless and the disneyfication of the city --
A decoupled homelessness : changing signification.
Responsibility: by Philip Webb.

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