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The Resource The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse

The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse

Label
The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States
Title
The value of homelessness
Title remainder
managing surplus life in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Craig Willse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is all too easy to assume that social service programs respond to homelessness, seeking to prevent and understand it. "The Value of Homelessness," however, argues that homelessness today is an effect of social services and sciences, which shape not only what counts as such but what will--or ultimately won't--be done about it. Through a history of U.S. housing insecurity from the 1930s to the present, Craig Willse traces the emergence and consolidation of a homeless services industry. How to most efficiently allocate resources to control ongoing insecurity has become the goal, he shows, rather than how to eradicate the social, economic, and political bases of housing needs. Drawing on his own years of work in homeless advocacy and activist settings, as well as interviews conducted with program managers, counselors, and staff at homeless services organizations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, Willse provides the first analysis of how housing insecurity becomes organized as a governable social problem. An unprecedented and powerful historical account of the development of contemporary ideas about homelessness and how to manage homelessness, "The Value of Homelessness" offers new ways for students and scholars of social work, urban inequality, racial capitalism, and political theory to comprehend the central role of homelessness in governance and economy today."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willse, Craig
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4505
LC item number
.W54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Difference incorporated
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homelessness
  • Homeless persons
  • Housing policy
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic history
  • Homeless persons
  • Homelessness
  • Housing policy
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: housing and other monsters -- Surplus life, or race and death in neoliberal times -- Homelessness as method: social science and the racial order -- From pathology to population: managing homelessness in the United States -- Governing through numbers: HUD and the databasing of homelessness -- The invention of chronic homelessness -- Conclusion: surplus life at the limits of the good
Control code
898113350
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9780816693474
Lccn
2014046945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898113350
Label
The value of homelessness : managing surplus life in the United States, Craig Willse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: housing and other monsters -- Surplus life, or race and death in neoliberal times -- Homelessness as method: social science and the racial order -- From pathology to population: managing homelessness in the United States -- Governing through numbers: HUD and the databasing of homelessness -- The invention of chronic homelessness -- Conclusion: surplus life at the limits of the good
Control code
898113350
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9780816693474
Lccn
2014046945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898113350

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