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Complexity not collapse: Recasting the geographies of homelessness in a ‘punitive’ age

Deverteuil, Geoff ORCID:, May, Jon and von Mahs, Jurgen 2009. Complexity not collapse: Recasting the geographies of homelessness in a ‘punitive’ age. Progress in Human Geography 33 (5) , pp. 646-666. 10.1177/0309132508104995

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Over the past decade there has been a proliferation of work on homelessness by geographers. Much of this has been framed by the desire to connect discussions of homelessness to wider debates around gentrification, urban restructuring and the politics of public space. Though such work has been helpful in shifting discussions of homelessness into the mainstream geographical literature, too much of it remains narrowly framed within a US metric of knowledge and too closely focused upon the recent punitive turn in urban social policy. Here we advance instead a framework that recognizes the growing multiplicy of homeless geographies in recent years under policies that are better understood as multifaceted and ambivalent rather than only punitive

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0309-1325
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 08:46

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