1st Edition

International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness

ISBN 9780415649278
Published November 13, 2012 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing on recent academic studies in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, this book is the first international text on homelessness in rural areas. Consisting of fifteen specially commissioned chapters, International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness provides comparative material on the cultural, political and policy contexts of rural homelessness, examining the nature and scale of the issue and the complex local geographies of rural homelessness.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Hidden Faces of Rural Homelessness  2. Rural Homelessness in the United States  3. Homeless in the Heartland: American Dreams and Nightmares in Indian Country  4. Quasi-Homelessness Among Rural Trailer-Park Households in the United States  5. Homelessness in Rural and Small Town Canada  6. Rural Homelessness in the UK: A National Overview  7. Hidden and Neglected: Homelessness in Rural England  8. Knowing Homelessness in Rural England  9. A Sociological Perspective on Homelessness in Rural Spain  10. Are There Any Homeless People in Rural Finland?  11. Homelessness in Rural Ireland  12. Inhabiting the Margins: A Geography of Rural Homelessness in Australia  13. Homelessness Amongst Young People in Rural Regions of Australia

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Paul Cloke is Professor at the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. His research interests include geographies of rural change, social geographies of poverty and homelessness and, more recently, geographies of ethics.

Paul Milbourne is Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning at ?????. He is Director of the Wales Rural Observatory and Co-Director of the Centre for Rural Environment and Society. Paul is a member of the Environment Research Group. His research interests include geographies of poverty and social exclusion and rural housing and homelessness.


"[The] strength and value of this collection is the detailed analyses provided and the ample opportunity they provide to the reader to move beyond the familiarity of their own country to reconsider rural homelessness from profoundly different perspectives." - Housing Studies