Homelessness: From Crisis to Routine

Homeless Whispers and Struggles

There is a book entitled, Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy, traces the rise and fall of a social problem. A big social problem: homelessness. By recognizing and naming the crisis as the first step, the authors describe how the plague of homelessness has gone from a catastrophe to a routine occurrence. Through tracing a brief  history of homelessness they isolate the root of transition from social problem to bureaucratic problem.

Provided is the abstract to the work, written by the authors:

“Whose fault is homelessness? Thirty years ago the problem exploded as a national crisis, drawing the attention of activists, the media, and policymakers at all levels, yet the homeless population endures to this day, and arguably has grown. In this book the author offers a major reconsideration of homelessness in the U.S., casting a critical eye on how we as a society respond…

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