Homeless Lives in American Cities

Interrogating Myth and Locating Community

Authors: Webb, P.

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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.

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Philip Webb is Executive Director of Making it Possible to End Homelessness, USA.

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“Webb offers a new history of homelessness in America. … it is certainly a fascinating account that will be of interest to social scientists and housing researchers with an interest in homelessness far beyond the US context. For non-American audiences, Webb’s contribution raises the question of how similar the trajectory of understandings of homelessness has been in other national contexts.” (Beth Watts, International Journal of Housing Policy, Vol. 16 (2), March, 2016)

"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


Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homeless Lives in American Cities
Book Subtitle
Interrogating Myth and Locating Community
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40564-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137405647
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37422-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47689-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 278
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