Homelessness Futures

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The purpose of this handbook is to bring together a range of international thinking and research on homelessness. There are some significant gaps in the current evidence base, for example, around gender, LGBTQI+ people, family homelessness and migration. These gaps all stem from the fundamental need to recognise the true nature and extent of homelessness, understand the variations in need and experience and above all, to stop the false portrayals of homelessness as some- thing confined to men with complex needs living rough and in emergency shel- ters. Alongside this, there are new and emergent challenges around the forms that homelessness will take as wider social, economic and environmental forces begin to reshape our world over the next 50 years. This final chapter in this handbook is speculative, considering and discussing the issues that homelessness researchers may be exploring in the middle and latter parts of the 21st century, looking at climate change, Neoreaction and the alt-right and emergent ideas of homelessness as resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Homelessness
EditorsJoanne Bretherton, Nicholas Pleace
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351113113
ISBN (Print)9780815362104
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2023

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NameRoutledge Handbooks

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