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Women’s Homelessness in Europe

Editors: Mayock, Paula, Bretherton, Joanne (Eds.)

  • Makes a significant contribution to a neglected but crucial issue
  • Fills a lacuna in the literature by providing a comparative approach on women’s homelessness
  • Provides students, teachers, academics, policy makers and service providers alike with innovative new material
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About this book

This book marks a critical contribution in assessing and extending the evidence base on the causes and consequences of women’s homelessness. Drawing together work from Europe’s leading homelessness scholars, it presents a multidisciplinary and comparative analysis of this acute social problem, including its relationship with domestic violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, health and well-being and women’s experience of sustained and recurrent homelessness. Working from diverse perspectives, the authors look at the responses to women’s homelessness in differing cultures and regions, and within various forms of welfare states. They focus in particular on relating the gender dimensions of welfare and social policy to women’s experiences when they become homeless. This innovative and timely edited volume will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, social policy, anthropology, and gender and women’s studies, along with international policy-makers.

About the authors

Paula Mayock is Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Joanne Bretherton is Research Fellow at the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, UK.

Reviews

“The volume successfully highlights the way in which gender expectations intersect with power structures to inform women’s vulnerability to and experience of homelessness, producing a convincing and coherent argument as to the gendered nature of homelessness and the urgent need for academics and policy makers to understand it as such. As such, it would be of great value to scholars with an interest in housing, homelessness, or gender.” (Kesia Reeve, European Journal of Homelessness, Vol. 11 (2), September, 2017)


“This is an important collection of nuanced analyses by top scholars of how gender shapes women’s experiences of homelessness and societal responses to it in ways that too often render women invisible to researchers, policy makers, and service providers.” (Marybeth Shinn, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, USA)

“An assessment of the current state of knowledge about women’s homelessness in Europe is long overdue. This volume, authored by a fine selection of leading European homelessness researchers, provides an excellent overview of what we know about different aspects of women’s homelessness. This impressive collection of contributions also shows the pressing need for further research on gender dimensions of homelessness and related policy responses.” (Volker Busch-Geertsema, GISS Institute, Germany, and Co-Ordinator of the European Observatory on Homelessness, Belgium)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bretherton, Joanne (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Women’s Homelessness: A Historical Perspective

    O’Sullivan, Eoin

    Pages 15-40

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  • Cultural Images and Definitions of Homeless Women: Implications for Policy and Practice at the European Level

    Löfstrand, Cecilia Hansen (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

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  • Women’s Homelessness and Welfare States

    Bretherton, Joanne (et al.)

    Pages 75-102

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  • Exclusion by Definition: The Under-representation of Women in European Homelessness Statistics

    Pleace, Nicholas

    Pages 105-126

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54516-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54515-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Homelessness in Europe
Editors
  • Paula Mayock
  • Joanne Bretherton
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54516-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54516-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54515-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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