Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745330570 Published January 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745330587 Published February 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Footwork

Urban Patrol and the Modern City

Tom Hall

Footwork

Tom Hall

Distributed for Pluto Press

274 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745330570 Published January 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745330587 Published February 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Footwork offers an original street-corner ethnography drawing on the themes of urban regeneration, lost space and the 24-hour city. It shows how urban modernisation, development and politics impact on the hidden lives of people living and working on the streets. From the rough sleeping homeless to street drinkers and sex workers, this book reveals the stories of the vulnerable and isolated - people living in the city we often choose to ignore.
 
Footwork follows the work of a team of outreach workers, tasked to look out for the homeless and others similarly vulnerable, harried and exposed. Tom Hall’s fieldwork study encompasses aspects of urban geography, care work and street-level poverty, violence and isolation, to provide a revealing and important account of lives so rarely acknowledged. 
Contents
1. Sleepwalking City 
2. Lost and Found
3. First Aid
4. Round About 
5. The Line Inside
6. Leftovers
7. Coming Across
8. Learning to See
9. Change Blind
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Review Quotes
Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London
"A brilliant, insightful and and at times very funny portrait of the Cardiff Central's hidden lives and those who care for them. This is a beautifully written and erudite book about city life that exudes a deep but irreverent sense of humanity. Hall shows so convincingly that we understand urban life best when we are thinking about it on our feet."
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