Swept Up Lives? Re-Envisioning the Homeless City

Swept Up Lives? Re-Envisioning the Homeless City

Author(s): Paul Cloke, Jon May, Sarah Johnsen

Published Online: 4 JUN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405153867

Online ISBN: 9781444324655

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324655

About this Book

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

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