Transitions Through Homelessness: Lives on the Edge

Hardcover | September 1, 2008

byCarol McNaughton

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Following a group of people as they make the transition from homeless to 'housed' , this book presents a new perspective on homelessness, the individual factors associated with it such as addiction, mental illness and traumatic life histories, and how welfare and poverty interact with these conditions.

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Following a group of people as they make the transition from homeless to 'housed' , this book presents a new perspective on homelessness, the individual factors associated with it such as addiction, mental illness and traumatic life histories, and how welfare and poverty interact with these conditions.

CAROL MCNAUGHTON is currently an ESRC Research Fellow at the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York. She has extensive experience of researching transgression, transitions and the institutional role of social policy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:197 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201628

ISBN - 13:9780230201620

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Table of Contents

Introduction
In the Absence of Home: Understanding Homelessness
Emotional and Material Landscapes of Life
Becoming a Homeless Person
Homelessness, Social Welfare and 'Targeted Populations'
Homelessness, Identity and Social Networks
Conclusion: Lives on the Edge?