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This book marks a critical contribution in assessing and extending the evidence base on the causes and consequences of women's homelessness. Drawing together work from Europe's leading homelessness scholars, it presents a multidisciplinary and comparative analysis of this acute social problem, including its relationship with domestic violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, health and well-being and women's experience of sustained and recurrent homelessness. Working from diverse perspectives, the authors look at the responses to women's homelessness in differing cultures and regions, and within…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book marks a critical contribution in assessing and extending the evidence base on the causes and consequences of women's homelessness. Drawing together work from Europe's leading homelessness scholars, it presents a multidisciplinary and comparative analysis of this acute social problem, including its relationship with domestic violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, health and well-being and women's experience of sustained and recurrent homelessness. Working from diverse perspectives, the authors look at the responses to women's homelessness in differing cultures and regions, and within various forms of welfare states. They focus in particular on relating the gender dimensions of welfare and social policy to women's experiences when they become homeless. This innovative and timely edited volume will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, social policy, anthropology, and gender and women's studies, along with international policy-makers.

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  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Erscheinungstermin: 08.02.2017
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781137545169
  • Artikelnr.: 53148461
Autorenporträt
Paula Mayock is Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Joanne Bretherton is Research Fellow at the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, UK.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction; Joanne Bretherton and Paula Mayock.- Part I. Historical Legacies, Cultural Images and Welfare States.- Chapter 1. Women's Homelessness: An Historical Perspective; Eoin O'Sullivan.- Chapter 2. Cultural Images and Definitions of Homeless Women: Implications for Policy and Practice at the European Level; Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand and Deborah Quilgars.- Chapter 3. Women's Homelessness and Welfare States; Joanne Bretherton, Lars Benjaminsen and Nicholas Pleace.- Part II. Issues, Challenges and Solutions.- Chapter 4. Exclusion by Definition: The Underrepresentation of Women in European Homelessness Statistics; Nicholas Pleace.- Chapter 5. Women's Homelessness and Domestic Violence - (In)visible Interactions; Paula Mayock, Joanne Bretherton and Isabel Baptista.- Chapter 6. The Health of Homeless Women; Judith Wolf, Isobel Anderson, Linda van den Dries and Masa Filipovic Hrast.- Chapter 7. Mothers who Experience Homelessness; Linda van den Dries, Paula Mayock, Susanne Gerull, Tessa van Loenen, Bente van Hulst and Judith Wolf.- Chapter 8. Long-term and Recurrent Homelessness among Women; Nicholas Pleace, Joanne Bretherton and Paula Mayock.- Chapter 9. Migrant Women and Homelessness; Magdalena Mostowska and Sarah Sheridan.- Conclusions; Paula Mayock and Joanne Bretherton.
Rezensionen
"The volume successfully highlights the way in which gender expectations intersect with power structures to inform women's vulnerability to and experience of homelessness, producing a convincing and coherent argument as to the gendered nature of homelessness and the urgent need for academics and policy makers to understand it as such. As such, it would be of great value to scholars with an interest in housing, homelessness, or gender." (Kesia Reeve, European Journal of Homelessness, Vol. 11 (2), September, 2017)