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Re-imagining Cities as Spaces of Care – A Perspective from Street Homelessness

Carr, Helen and Kirton-Darling, Edward and Repolês, Maria Fernanda Salcedo (2020) Re-imagining Cities as Spaces of Care – A Perspective from Street Homelessness. In: Gelsthorpe, Loraine and Mody, Perveez and Sloan, Brian, eds. Spaces of Care. Hart, pp. 99-116. ISBN 978-1-5099-2963-4. E-ISBN 978-1-5099-2966-5. (doi:10.5040/9781509929665.ch-006) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83157)

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Abstract

Since the 1980s, and on a global scale, cities have played a critical role in the political/economic imaginary, and, most critically, by those in power, have been simultaneously constructed as spaces for economic development and as spaces of insecurity. Our starting point is to examine the consequences of this for homeless people by comparing and contrasting the experiences of the homeless in London and Canterbury in the United Kingdom, and Belo Horizonte in Brazil. These street sleepers have been required to position themselves as entrepreneurs, selling for

the main argument of our chapter. Whilst many commentators fear the consequences of a politics of retrenchment and despair, this chapter takes the suggestion of Rose (2017) that it is important to explore the progressive possibilities provided by the language of liberty, security and control that have fuelled populist rejections of neoliberalism, seriously.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.5040/9781509929665.ch-006
Uncontrolled keywords: care; homelessness; space
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences
K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Edward Kirton-Darling
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 12:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83157 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kirton-Darling, Edward: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3391-6029
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