Exploring the new terrain

Edited by Patricia Kennett and Alex Marsh


Edited by Patricia Kennett and Alex Marsh

Distributed for Bristol University Press

316 pages | © 1999
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781861341501 Published September 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861341679 Published September 1999 For sale in North and South America only
The issue of homelessness has become extremely important in policy debates during the 1990s. Yet analysis that links the phenomenon of homelessness to wider debates about the changing social and economic environment remains relatively underdeveloped.This important new book brings together contemporary theoretical debates and original empirical research in order to explore the nature, experience and impact of social change in the new ’landscape of precariousness’, in which new sets of risks and uncertainties have emerged.It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, which is essential in developing a more subtle understanding of both the complex processes leading to, and the experience of, homelessness.Central to contemporary theory and practice is the enhancement of our understanding of how homelessness, disadvantage and social exclusion impact differently on various social groups. Homelessness provides a strong contribution to the academic debate, and is essential reading for students and researchers in a range of subject areas, including housing studies, social policy, socio-legal studies and public administration.

Exploring the new terrain ~ Alex Marsh and Patricia Kennett

The new landscape of precariousness ~ Ray Forrest

Homelessness, citizenship and social exclusion ~ Patricia Kennett

Homelessness in rural areas: an invisible issue? ~ Paul Cloke, Paul Milbourne and Rebekah Widdowfield

A home is where the heart is: engendering notions of homelessness ~ Sophie Watson

Theorising homelessness and 'race' ~ Malcolm Harrison

The criminalisation of homelessness, begging and street living ~ Gary Fooks and Christina Pantazis

The homelessness legislation as a vehicle for marginalisation: making an example out of the paedophile ~ David Cowan and Rose Gilroy

Old and homeless: a double jeopardy ~ Derek Hawes

Homelessness in Russia: the scope of the problem and the remedies in place ~ Yana Beigulenko

Implementing 'joined-up thinking': multiagency services for single homeless people in Bristol ~ Jenny Pannell and Siân Parry

Models of resettlement for the homeless in the European Union ~ Brian Harvey

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