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The local state and homeless shelters: beyond revanchism?

Deverteuil, Geoffrey (2006) The local state and homeless shelters: beyond revanchism? Cities, 23, (2), pp. 109-120. (doi:10.1016/j.cities.2005.08.004).

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Within a context of the purported punitive or revanchist city, I examine a seemingly more accommodating, social welfare response to homelessness—the homeless shelter—and examine if it may provide an empirical and theoretical counterweight to the current understandings of homelessness that narrowly focus on anti-homeless ordinances and expulsion from public spaces. Upon an empirical profiling of the provision, location, growth and form of shelters in the city of Los Angeles (1996–2000), I surmise that there was little evidence to suggest that Los Angeles shelters were systematically punitive/revanchist. I then propose an alternative framework—poverty management—to understand homeless regulation in a more managerial and ambivalent way.

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Published date: April 2006
Keywords: homeless shelters, local state, revanchism, poverty management


Local EPrints ID: 55360
ISSN: 0264-2751
PURE UUID: b2c658fc-53bf-4a9b-bc58-c8ecb2e79161

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:33

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Author: Geoffrey Deverteuil

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