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The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Craig Willse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

It is an easy assumption that social service programs and social scientific studies respond to homelessness after the fact, attempting to understand and prevent it. This book, however, argues that ... More


Housing and Other Monsters

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The introduction argues that conceptualizations of homelessness directly shape social responses to housing needs. Rather than an accepted category, the introduction proposes that “homelessness” must ... More


Surplus Life, or Race and Death in Neoliberal Times

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter One offers a theoretical framework for understanding relationships between capital, racialized subordination, and housing needs. It argues that housing insecurity must be reframed in terms of ... More


Homelessness as Method: Social Science and the Racial Order

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Drawing from critical histories of the social sciences, Chapter Two addresses the role of sociology in governing homeless populations. The chapter argues that homelessness has served a ... More


Governing through Numbers: HUD and the Databasing of Homelessness

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Four looks at database requirements for HUD-funded agencies. Despite concerns of “big brother” spying, the chapter argues that the new standardized measures of services and outcomes actually ... More


The Animal on Your Plate: Farmers, Vegans, and Locavores

Kathy Rudy

in Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores the debate over the consumption of animals. The vast majority of our animal products come from “factory farms” or CAFOs (confined or concentrated animal feeding operations): ... More


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