Rough sleeping in rural England: challenging a problem denied

ROBINSON, D. (2004). Rough sleeping in rural England: challenging a problem denied. Policy and politics, 32 (4), 471-486.

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Rough sleeping in rural England is a social problem denied. This neglect reflects the more general non-coupling of homelessness and rurality, with idyll-ised notions of rural England informing interpretations of social problems in rural spaces. This article contends that this non-coupling also stems from the inappropriate application of traditional methods for estimating rough sleeping in rural locations. The particular geography of problem recognition that has driven the policy response to rough sleeping is revealed and the insights provided by and challenges raised through the application of an alternative method of counting rough sleeping sensitive to the rural context are exposed.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
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Page Range: 471-486
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 01:15

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