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Representing Homelessness

Owen Clayton


This volume analyses the representation and self-representation of homelessness. It argues that the representation of homelessness is not a peripheral issue, but in fact is key to tackling the problem. The volume is interested in ‘representation’ in the media, literary texts and social policy documents, but also in the political sense of how charity and governmental organisations seek to ‘represent’ people with experience of homelessness. It describes how people affected by homelessness are perceived as objects (‘dehumanised perception’) created by the process of Othering. Homelessness Studie ... More

Keywords: homelessness, representation, self-representation, storytelling, stereotyping, images of homelessness, Othering, framing, multidisciplinarity, vagrancy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197267240
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197267240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen Clayton, editor
University of Lincoln

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