International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness

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Paul Milbourne, Paul Cloke
Routledge, Mar 22, 2013 - Homelessness - 336 pages

Drawing on recent academic studies in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, this book is the first international text on homelessness in rural areas. Consisting of fifteen specially commissioned chapters, International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness provides comparative material on the cultural, political and policy contexts of rural homelessness, examining the nature and scale of the issue and the complex local geographies of rural homelessness.

 

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Contents

The hidden faces of rural homelessness
1
2 Rural homelessness in the United States
9
American dreams and nightmares in Indian Country
25
4 Quasihomelessness among rural trailerpark households in the United States
45
5 Homelessness in rural and small town Canada
63
A national overview
79
7 The hidden and neglected experiences of homelessness in rural England
97
8 Knowing homelessness in rural England
121
10 Are there any homeless people in rural Finland?
161
11 Homelessness in rural Ireland
188
A geography of rural homelessness in Australia
208
13 Homelessness amongst young people in rural regions of Australia
231
The paradox of rural homelessness in New Zealand
247
15 Writingrighting rural homelessness
261
References
274
Index
317

A sociological perspective on homelessness in rural Spain
137

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