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Author Webb, Philip, 1971-
Title Homeless lives in American cities [electronic resource] : interrogating myth and locating community / Philip Webb
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
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Descript 288 p. : 0 ill
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PART I: FORMING HOMELESSNESS 1. The Fin-de-Siecle City 2. Anti-Semitic Roots of Homelessness PART II: CONSOLIDATING HOMELESSNESS 3. Discourse and Subjectivation in American Homelessness 4. The Limits of Hobosociality for Social Mooring 5. Homelessness as Disaffiliation PART III: FRAGMENTING HOMELESSNESS 6. Fracturing Consensus: Women and Minorities 7. The Homeless Family and the Return of Myth PART IV: TRANSFORMING HOMELESSNESS 8. The Homeless and the Disneyfication of the City 9. A Decoupled Homelessness: Changing Signification
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Homeless Lives in American Cities explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impacts of immigration and urbanization on the middle class family. It demonstrates how contemporary social work and policy emerge from Victorian cultural attitudes. Homeless Lives in American Cities: Interrogating Myth and Locating Community explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impacts of immigration and urbanization on the middle class family. These anxieties were negotiated by social activists and service providers, as well as those commenting on their work - journalists, sociologists, and finally policymakers. It examines the stories told by all such invested parties, paying careful attention to the ways in which they described and diagnosed social problems before they developed institutions to redress them. In doing so, Homeless Lives explains how their descriptive modes of portraying urban life shaped subsequent social science and policy. It analyzes how religious language and images codified representations of urban problems, and through this process, explores how contemporary urban sociology, social work, and policy emerge from Victorian cultural attitudes about gender, class, the family, the city, and social life
Philip Webb's work on homelessness is innovative and original, bringing attention to a subject that was once popular (from roughly the late 1980s-the late 1990s) and has now faded into obscurity in important respects. Webb seeks not merely to update the older literature but to critically analyze it in terms of its narrow definitions and foci. - Kathleen Arnold, Professor of Political science, DePaul University, USA
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Philip Webb is Executive Director of Making it Possible to End Homelessness, USA
Subject Cities and towns -- Growth -- Social aspects
Homeless persons -- United States
Homelessness -- United States
Housing & homelessness -- USA. bicssc
Society. ukslc
Sociology -- USA. bicssc
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