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.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health & Social Care in the Community|
|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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