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Swept Up Lives : Re-envisioning the Homeless City.

Author: Paul Cloke; Jon May; Sarah Johnsen
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2011.
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Utilizing innovative ethnographic research, Swept Up Lives? challenges conventional accounts of urban homelessness to trace the complex and varied attempts to care for homeless people Presents innovative ethnographic research which suggests an important shift in perspective in the analysis and understanding of urban homelessnessEmphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within  Read more...
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Cloke, Paul.
Swept Up Lives : Re-envisioning the Homeless City.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ©2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cloke; Jon May; Sarah Johnsen
ISBN: 9781405153867 1405153865
OCLC Number: 781286861
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Swept Up Lives?; Contents; Figures and Tables; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: Re-envisioning the Homeless City; 2 From Neoliberalization to Postsecularism; 3 Tactics and Performativities in the Homeless City; 4 'He's Not Homeless, He Shouldn't Have Any Food': Outdoor Relief in a Postsecular Age; 5 'It's Like You Can Almost Be Normal Again': Refuge and Resource in Britain's Day Centres; 6 'It's Been a Tough Night, Huh?' Hopelessness (and Hope) in Britain's Homeless Hostels; 7 Big City Blues: Uneven Geographies of Provision in the Homeless City. 8 On the Margins of the Homeless City: Caring for Homeless People in Rural Areas9 Conclusions; References; Index.

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