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Swept Up Lives?: Re-envisioning the Homeless City

Length:
564 pages
7 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 31, 2011
ISBN:
9781444391336
Format:
Book

Description

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 homelessness
  • Emphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within homeless services spaces
  • Suggests that different homelessness ‘scenes’ develop in different places due to varied historical, political, and cultural responses to the problems faced
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 31, 2011
ISBN:
9781444391336
Format:
Book

About the author

Paul Cloke is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. Paul previously worked in the Geography departments of the University of Wales, Lampeter, and the University of Bristol, before taking up an appointment at the University of Exeter in 2006. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and from 1984-2012 was Founder Editor of Journal of Rural Studies, an international and multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier Science. He was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 2002, as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2005 and as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009.


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