Swept Up Lives?: Re-envisioning the Homeless City
January 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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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