Homeless women in public spaces : strategies of resistance

CASEY, Rionach, GOUDIE, Rosalind and REEVE, Kesia (2008). Homeless women in public spaces : strategies of resistance. Housing Studies, 23 (6), 899-916.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030802416627
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This paper explores homeless women's use of public spaces and buildings in England. In doing so it problematises the spatial boundaries typically presented in the literature and research which suggest homeless women are largely confined to institutional or private spaces of homelessness. The paper argues that homeless women also use highly visible public spaces and semi-private spaces, and that these practices can be conceptualised in terms of resistance. Homeless women challenge the rules associated with occupying public spaces that either directly or tacitly exclude them, and they engage in identity work to resist being labelled as homeless.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673030802416627
Page Range: 899-916
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 09:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:00
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4581

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