Homelessness, AIDS, and Stigmatization: The NIMBY Syndrome in the United States at the End of the…

Hardcover | November 1, 1998

byLois M. Takahashi

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Homelessness, AIDS, and Stigmatization: The NIMBY Syndrome in the United States at the End of the Twentieth Century argues that it is the rise in community opposition across race, class, and region that should be considered in terms of the changing social construction of stigma, i.e. the waysin which people define those who are acceptable and those who are not. Three particular themes underlie the arguments made throughout this book: (a) the importance of economic, welfare state, and demographic restructuring in community response to homelessness and HIV/AIDS; (b) the significance of the social and spatial construction of stigma for ongoing and futurecommunity response; and (c) the role of institutions such as municipal governments and the courts in defining and adjudicating local facility siting disputes. To explore these themes the author uses both quantitative and qualitative data and methods. Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies aims to publish the best original research studies in the related fields of geography and environmental studies. Its scope is international, presenting a broad and diverse range of scholarly approaches from across the world. Series Editors: Gordon Clark, Andrew Goudie, and Ceri Peach

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Homelessness, AIDS, and Stigmatization: The NIMBY Syndrome in the United States at the End of the Twentieth Century argues that it is the rise in community opposition across race, class, and region that should be considered in terms of the changing social construction of stigma, i.e. the waysin which people define those who are accepta...

Lois M. Takahashi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198233620

ISBN - 13:9780198233626

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PART I. COMMUNITY AND NEED1. Understanding the Rise in Homelessness and HIV/Aids2. Explaining Community OppositionPART II. STIGMATIZATION AND DIFFERENCE3. Stigmatization, Homelessness, and HIV/Aids4. Assignation of Stigma to Persons and Places5. `Race', Gender, and the NIMBY SyndromePART III. HOMELESSNESS, HIV/AIDS, AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE6. Rejecting Persons and Places: Locational Conflicts Over Homelessness7. HIV/Aids, Homelessness, and Communities of ColourPART IV. HOMELESSNESS, HIV/AIDS, AND PUBLIC POLICY8. Relocating Homeless Persons: The Anti-Camping Ordinance in Santa Ana, California9. Intergovernmental Strategies to Reduce Stigma: HIV/Aids Education and PreventionPART V. CONCLUSIONS10. Problematizing Fairness11. Facing the NIMBY SyndromeBibliographyIndex