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Changing homelessness services : revanchism, ‘professionalisation’ and resistance

Scullion, LC, Somerville, P, Brown, P and Morris, GJ 2015, 'Changing homelessness services : revanchism, ‘professionalisation’ and resistance' , Health & Social Care in the Community, 23 (4) , pp. 419-427.

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This paper argues that the increasing international salience of homelessness can be partially explained by reference to the revanchist thesis (involving processes of coerced exclusion and abjection), but the situation on the ground is more complex. It reports on interviews with 18 representatives of 11 homelessness service providers in one city in England. As Cloke et al. found, these providers tended to be either larger, more ‘professional’, ‘insider’ services or smaller, more ‘amateur’, ‘outsider’ services. However, this does not mean that the former were necessarily more revanchist and the latter less so. Rather, the actions of both types of organisation could, in some cases, be construed as both advancing and counteracting a revanchist project.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health & Social Care in the Community
Publisher: Wiley
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1365-2524
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Communities and Local Government, Department of Health and Tenant Services Authority, Homeless Link Economic and Social Research Council
Depositing User: Professor Philip Brown
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:28

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