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Beside One's Self - Homelessness Felt and Lived (Hardcover) Loot Price: R561
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Beside One's Self - Homelessness Felt and Lived (Hardcover): Catherine Robinson

Beside One's Self - Homelessness Felt and Lived (Hardcover)

Catherine Robinson

Series: Space, Place and Society

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What is it to feel homeless? How does it feel to be without the orienting geography of home? Going beyond homelessness as a housing issue, this book uniquely explores the embodied, emotional experiences of homelessness. In doing so, Robinson reveals much about existing gaps in service responses, in community perceptions, and in the ways in which homelessness most often becomes visible as a problem for policy makers. She argues that the emotional dimension of displacement must be central to contemporary practices of researching, understanding, writing, and responding to homelessness. She situates the issue of homelessness at the nexus of important, broader intellectual and methodological developments that take bodily and spatial experience as their starting point. Drawing on field research and interviews, Robinson details the lives of homeless individuals in Sydney, Australia. The moving narratives of these individuals bear witness to the key experiences of corporeal fragmentation, geographical detachment, and social alienation. At the book's core lies a call to legitimize scholarly work that focuses on emotions, particularly trauma, facilitating researchers and policy makers to explore new avenues for evaluating service delivery. Beside One's Self bridges the divide between research that has policy implications and research that makes theoretical contributions.

General

Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Space, Place and Society
Release date: June 2011
First published: May 2011
Authors: Catherine Robinson
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 170
ISBN-13: 978-0-8156-3252-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Homelessness
LSN: 0-8156-3252-5
Barcode: 9780815632528

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