The ethics of space : (homelessness and squatting in urban England) (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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The ethics of space : (homelessness and squatting in urban England)

Author: Steph Grohmann
Publisher: Chicago : Hau Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Across the Western world, full membership of society is established through entitlements to space and formalized in the institutions of property and citizenship. Those without such entitlements are deemed less than fully human as they struggle to find a place where they can symbolically and physically exist. Written by an anthropologist who accidentally found herself homeless, The Ethics of Space is an unprecedented  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steph Grohmann
ISBN: 9781912808281 1912808285
OCLC Number: 1096530439
Description: xii, 270 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Of life and fieldwork: the "field" as morally neutral zone --
Shelter: an attack on one is in attack on all --
Hope: becoming at home --
Codes of honor and protection: of apes and anarchists --
Total places: the big society strikes back --
The enemy within: the return of the savage noble --
Fragments: death and sanctions --
Circle the wagons: extinction.
Responsibility: Steph Grohmann.

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Across the Western world, full membership of society is established through entitlements to space and formalized in the institutions of property and citizenship. Those without such entitlements are deemed less than fully human as they struggle to find a place where they can symbolically and physically exist. Written by an anthropologist who accidentally found herself homeless, The Ethics of Space is an unprecedented account of what happens when homeless people organize to occupy abandoned properties. Set against the backdrop of economic crisis, austerity, and a disintegrating British state, Steph Grohmann tells the story of a flourishing squatter community in the city of Bristol and how it was eventually outlawed by the state. The first ethnography of homelessness done by a researcher who was formally homeless throughout fieldwork, this volume explores the intersection between spatial existence, subjectivity, and ethics. The result is a book that rethinks how ethical views are shaped and constructed through our own spatial existences.

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