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"Near and far": social distancing in domiciled characterisations of homeless people.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21954486     Owner:  HMD     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
For domiciled individuals, homeless people provide a disturbing reminder that all is not right with the world. Reactions to seeing homeless people frequently encompass repulsion, discomfort, sympathy and sometimes futility. This paper considers domiciled constructions of homeless people drawn from interviews with 16 participants recruited in the central business district of a New Zealand city. It documents how, when trying to make sense of this complex social problem, domiciled people draw on shared characterizations of homeless people. The concept of "social distance" is used to interrogate the shifting and sometimes incongruous reactions evident in participant accounts. "Social distancing" is conceptualised as a dynamic communal practice existing in interactions between human beings and reflected in the ways that domiciled people talk about their experiences with homeless individuals.
Authors:
Darrin Hodgetts; Ottilie Stolte; Alan Radley; Chez Leggatt-Cook; Shiloh Groot; Kerry Chamberlain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urban studies (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0042-0980     ISO Abbreviation:  Urban Stud     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970552     Medline TA:  Urban Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1739-753     Citation Subset:  Q    
Affiliation:
University of Waikato, New Zealand.
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