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A complex exile : homelessness and social exclusion in Canada

Author: Erin Dej
Publisher: Vancouver [Canada] : UBC Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Complex Exile shows that the homelessness sector inadvertently reinforces the social exclusion of people who are homeless. Over 235,000 people couch surf, stay in emergency shelters, and live on the street in Canada every year. However, the very policies, practices, and funding models that exist to house the homeless, promote social inclusion, and provide mental health care form a homelessness industrial complex.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dej, Erin, 1983-
Complex exile.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1145076125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Dej
ISBN: 9780774865142 9780774865159 077486513X 0774865148 0774865156 9780774865135
OCLC Number: 1164142546
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
1 Exploring Exclusion among People Experiencing Homelessness --
2 The Pillars of Exclusion: Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Criminalization in Canada --
3 Managing in Place: The Shelter as Neoliberal Total Institution --
4 Identity Management: Identity Making in the Context of Marginalization --
5 Taking the Blame: Responsibilizing Homelessness --
6 The Homeless Mental Health Consumer: Managing Exclusion through Redeemability --
7 Moving toward Inclusion --
Notes --
References --
Index
Responsibility: Erin Dej.
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Abstract:

"A Complex Exile shows that the homelessness sector inadvertently reinforces the social exclusion of people who are homeless. Over 235,000 people couch surf, stay in emergency shelters, and live on the street in Canada every year. However, the very policies, practices, and funding models that exist to house the homeless, promote social inclusion, and provide mental health care form a homelessness industrial complex. These practices emphasize personal responsibility and individualized responses that ultimately serve to subtly exclude people. This book goes beyond bio-medical and psychological perspectives on homelessness, mental illness, and addiction, to call for a transformation in how we respond to homelessness in Canada."--

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