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Title:
Homelessness : public policies and private troubles
Author:
Hutson, Susan.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780304338955

9780304338962
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV4545.A4 H68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Since the 1970s, there has been a marked increase in homelessness in Britain. This text explores the causes of this increase and examines the way in which the problem has been socially constructed through political debate and in the media. It is argued that it has largely been constructed as rooflessness and the causes have been located in the actions and behaviour of homeless people themselves.


Summary

Scholars of housing and city planning from Wales, Scotland, England, Ireland, and Sweden examine the phenomenon from the two perspectives. Among their concerns are a constructivist approach to defining homelessness, a European perspective, gender, the operation of homelessness legislation in Britain in the 1990s, young people, and the experience of homeless accommodation and support. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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