Seasons Such as These
How Homelessness Took Shape in America

 

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Seasons Such as These
How Homelessness Took Shape in America

by Cynthia J. Bogard (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780202306759

 

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This text argues that it was more than the larger numbers of Americans without homes that brought the issue of homelessness into the spotlight. Homelessness was also "talked into being" through the accumulated efforts of several sectors of social actors, including advocates, activists and others.


During the Reagan years, homelessness went from a seldom-noticed social ill to a central poverty-related concern that demanded a national policy solution. This volume argues that it was more than the increased numbers of Americans without homes that brought the issue of homelessness into the spotlight. As Bogard's detailed narrative history and analysis demonstrates, homelessness was also "talked into being" through the accumulated efforts of several sectors of social actors, including advocates and activists, government officials, experts and the media. It traces the actions of these actors over the period, when homelessness developed into a social problem in America's two "national cities" - New York and Washington DC.


 

ISBN 202306755
ISBN13 9780202306759
Publisher AldineTransaction
Format Paperback
Publication date 30/09/2003
Pages 240
Weight (grammes) 363
Published in United States
Height (mm) 230
Width (mm) 150

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the Holy Trinity campaign
the national visitor center campaign
claimsmakers in context
the interpretive context
the environmental context
government officials as claimsmakers
the emergence of claimsmakers.