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The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society.

Author: Cameron Parsell
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social provision - signifies the homeless person's incapacities and failure to function in what are presented as  Read more...
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Parsell, Cameron.
Homeless Person in Contemporary Society.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cameron Parsell
ISBN: 9781351381406 1351381407
OCLC Number: 1038494494
Description: 1 online resource (139 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The homeless person; 2 Conceptualising identities, human agency, and choice; 3 Identities and being homeless; 4 Choices; 5 The service system and the homeless person; 6 Conclusion; Index.

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The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social provision - signifies the homeless person's incapacities and failure to function in what are presented as unproblematic social systems. Drawing on a program of research spanning ten years, this book provides an empirically grounded account of the lives and identities of people who are homeless. It illustrates that people with chronic experiences of homelessness have relatively predictable biographies characterised by exclusion, poverty, and trauma from early in life. Early experiences of exclusion continue to pervade the lives of people who are homeless in adulthood, yet they identify with family and normative values as a means of imaging aspirational futures. The book demonstrates that the assumed difference of the homeless person drives the form and function of an elaborate, well resourced, and often well-meaning service system that perpetuates their exclusion from housing, on the one hand, and dependence on the service system, on the other. In the absence of housing, society has developed a complex service system that makes people reliant on more crisis and temporary support services, and through accessing and being reliant on the services the homeless person's differences is reified.

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