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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


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


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


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


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


Lines of Time, Sight, and Capital: Train Journeys

Mark Storey

in Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines some of the frequent representations of train journeys found across a variety of rural fictions. Indicative of the deeper incursions of urban capitalism into the American ... More


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