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Imaging Homelessness and Homeless People: Visions and Strategies Within the Movement(s)

Imaging Homelessness and Homeless People: Visions and Strategies Within the Movement(s) AbstractThe “deserving versus undeserving” distinctions typically applied to poor people are examined as applied to homeless people. When these labels are applied by others, three categories-Lackers, Slackers, and Unwilling Victims-appear rather than a binary division. Further, the role these images play within antihomelessness movements is examined. Images shape strategies, and strategies shape images, both consciously and unconsciously. Three “clusters” of image and strategy are examined, and the implications for the antihomelessness movements discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

Imaging Homelessness and Homeless People: Visions and Strategies Within the Movement(s)

Journal of Social Distress and Homeless , Volume 9 (2): 16 – Jan 1, 2000

Imaging Homelessness and Homeless People: Visions and Strategies Within the Movement(s)

Abstract

AbstractThe “deserving versus undeserving” distinctions typically applied to poor people are examined as applied to homeless people. When these labels are applied by others, three categories-Lackers, Slackers, and Unwilling Victims-appear rather than a binary division. Further, the role these images play within antihomelessness movements is examined. Images shape strategies, and strategies shape images, both consciously and unconsciously. Three “clusters” of image and...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright 2000 Taylor and Francis Group LLC
ISSN
1573-658X
eISSN
1053-0789
DOI
10.1023/A:1009418301674
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Abstract

AbstractThe “deserving versus undeserving” distinctions typically applied to poor people are examined as applied to homeless people. When these labels are applied by others, three categories-Lackers, Slackers, and Unwilling Victims-appear rather than a binary division. Further, the role these images play within antihomelessness movements is examined. Images shape strategies, and strategies shape images, both consciously and unconsciously. Three “clusters” of image and strategy are examined, and the implications for the antihomelessness movements discussed.

Journal

Journal of Social Distress and HomelessTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2000

Keywords: Homelessness; Labeling; Social Movements; Deserving Versus Undeserving

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