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Lost in space : the criminalization, globalization, and urban ecology of homelessness

Author: Randall Amster
Publisher: New York : LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2008.
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"Randall Amster explores homelessness as both a social and spatial problem. Homeless people are on the front lines of a struggle to preserve places that are theoretically open to anyone regardless of status. Urban spaces in particular manifest a complex ecology comprised of people, culture, architecture, technology, and the natural environment, expressed through gentrification, redevelopment, and privatization. In  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Amster
ISBN: 9781593322977 1593322976
OCLC Number: 221150739
Description: xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Facing the "homeless problem" : subsistence, survival, and skid row --
Urban ecology and public space : Disney, development, and dystopia --
Patterns of exclusion : the perversity of homeless criminalization --
Mapping the territory : meanings, methodologies, means and ends --
Case in point : a brief history of the Tempe sidewalk ordinance --
The ecology of resistance : human rights struggles and the contested realms of public space --
Cities of the future : localizing the global, globalizing the local.
Responsibility: Randall Amster.
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"Randall Amster explores homelessness as both a social and spatial problem. Homeless people are on the front lines of a struggle to preserve places that are theoretically open to anyone regardless of status. Urban spaces in particular manifest a complex ecology comprised of people, culture, architecture, technology, and the natural environment, expressed through gentrification, redevelopment, and privatization. In this ecology, homeless people are criminalized for performing basic activities such as sitting or sleeping. These trends are evident across the U.S. and internationally, linking local issues with wider forces of globalization."--BOOK JACKET.

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