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The Resource The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse

The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse

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The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States
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The value of homelessness
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managing surplus life in the United States
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Craig Willse
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Language
eng
Summary
"It is all too easy to assume that social service programs respond to homelessness, seeking to prevent and understand it. "The Value of Homelessness," however, argues that homelessness today is an effect of social services and sciences, which shape not only what counts as such but what will--or ultimately won't--be done about it. Through a history of U.S. housing insecurity from the 1930s to the present, Craig Willse traces the emergence and consolidation of a homeless services industry. How to most efficiently allocate resources to control ongoing insecurity has become the goal, he shows, rather than how to eradicate the social, economic, and political bases of housing needs. Drawing on his own years of work in homeless advocacy and activist settings, as well as interviews conducted with program managers, counselors, and staff at homeless services organizations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, Willse provides the first analysis of how housing insecurity becomes organized as a governable social problem. An unprecedented and powerful historical account of the development of contemporary ideas about homelessness and how to manage homelessness, "The Value of Homelessness" offers new ways for students and scholars of social work, urban inequality, racial capitalism, and political theory to comprehend the central role of homelessness in governance and economy today."--Provided by publisher
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non fiction
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The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse
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The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctt17572nx
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction: housing and other monsters -- Surplus life, or race and death in neoliberal times -- Homelessness as method: social science and the racial order -- From pathology to population: managing homelessness in the United States -- Governing through numbers: HUD and the databasing of homelessness -- The invention of chronic homelessness -- Conclusion: surplus life at the limits of the good
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9781452945293
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