Tag: Homelessness

Book Review: How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work by Linda Gibbs, Jay Bainbridge, Muzzy Rosenblatt and Tamiru Mammo

Rose Deller , July 5th, 2021

In How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work, Linda Gibbs, Jay Bainbridge, Muzzy Rosenblatt and Tamiru Mammo explore some of the key challenges faced by urban…

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Lettre à Madame la Maire

Nathalia Turincev , February 24th, 2021

Le 4 janvier 2021   English Version Madame la Maire,   Si je vous écris aujourd’hui, c’est pour vous faire part de ma tristesse, et de mon indignation….


#Academicfictions: Nina was here

Clare Maxwell , February 17th, 2021

“Miss Nina, time to wake up! First bus leaves in half an hour!” Nina opened her eyes halfway, and nodded assent. “OK honey, I’ll check on you in…


Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Problems with Project Roomkey in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Lauren Ensor

Lauren Ensor , August 10th, 2020

“Constrained to exist in public spaces, the homeless are constant targets of regulation, criminalisation, expulsion and erasure.” – Randall Amster On April 3, 2020, Californian Governor Gavi…


“The Hostel saved me, really” – addiction and homelessness under Covid-19 by Johannes Lenhard

Johannes Lenhard , June 19th, 2020

When I did my second shift of volunteering at the Hostel[1], new rules were already in place: ‘stay-at-home’ orders had been issued and were enforceable (if not necessarily e…


Pushing boundaries: Homelessness and addiction during Covid-19

Johannes Lenhard , June 3rd, 2020

“Ben really isn’t keeping up well. He looks fine, but he’s been complaining and he’s constantly out. […] You don’t see a change with everyone, but with him…


Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Stories

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018

In a climate of pervasive narratives of wealth creation and success, how can anthropology hold corporate and tech sectors to account? In March 2014, Business Insider published the…

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In the Journals, October 2018

williamodum , October 22nd, 2018

Map of Downtown Vancouver, taken from Fast, Danya, and David Cunningham. ““We Don’t Belong There”: New Geographies of Homelessness, Addiction, and Social Control in Vancouver’s Inner City.&#8221…


Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018

Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


Book Review: Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless by Robert Rosenberger

Rose Deller , September 18th, 2018

In Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless, Robert Rosenberger explores the growth of ‘hostile architecture’ and reflects on what it suggests about society’s attitudes towards …

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Dehumanisation and Contested Spaces: Rethinking #Displacement from Refugees to Homelessness

Georgina Ramsay , August 23rd, 2018

Dehumanisation is at the core of displacement: it requires that a group of people—because of race, class, migration status, or other factors—have lesser access to the resources, the…


Book Review: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks

Rose Deller , July 2nd, 2018

In Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks outlines the life-and-death impacts of automated decision-making on public services in the USA throu…

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The Space of Boredom – A conversation with Bruce O’Neill

Anne Marie Thornburg , April 3rd, 2018

The Space of Boredom takes us to spaces on the edge of new global orders, focusing on the lives and practices of homeless men and women left behind…


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Peter Soles Muirhead , November 29th, 2017

Bruce O’Neill’s (2017) The Space of Boredom is a historically rich and theoretically innovative ethnography of contemporary homelessness and social exclusion in Bucharest.  O’Neill spent nearly three …


When You Can’t Go Home Again #MeadCompetition

Christopher Woodson , February 8th, 2017

A cold, wet, arctic wind graces the concrete skin of the Tenderloin. Pill Hill, the three-block stretch of inner city urbanity, along Leavenworth Avenue and between Turk and…


In the Journals – June 2015

Sean Miller , June 23rd, 2015

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. Summer may…


‘Homeless Youth’ – a local collaborative film project

CarolineB , November 19th, 2014

@Porchlight1974 @KentSAC @CTunaker @Pelaris #homelessyouth #appliedanthropology Carin Tunaker is a PhD student in social anthropology at the University of Kent.  Her research examines the conditions …

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