Homelessness and Modern Urban Loneliness

Costa Santos, Sandra (2017) Homelessness and Modern Urban Loneliness. In: Narratives of Loneliness: multidisciplinary perspectives from the 21st century. Explorations in Mental Health . Taylor & Francis, New York. ISBN 9781138183827

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This theory-grounded chapter adopts the thesis that when the ‘unwilling’ homeless reject shelter, the apparent paradox of staying in the cold uncovers a desire to confront loneliness. In order to discuss this assumption, the chapter critically reviews both sociological and philosophical literature under the framework of structuration theory. The chapter concludes offering an alternative reading of homelessness as an ontological crisis characterised by loneliness, thus problematizing constructions of homelessness as individual failure.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: K100 Architecture
L300 Sociology
V500 Philosophy
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Sandra Costa Santos
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 15:44
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 12:37
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32073

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