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dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorStolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorRadley, Alan
dc.contributor.authorNikora, Linda Waimarie
dc.contributor.authorNabalarua, Eci
dc.contributor.authorGroot, Shiloh Ann Maree
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-04T02:08:36Z
dc.date.available2010-05-04T02:08:36Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationHodgetts, D., Stolte, O., Chamberlain, K., Radley, A., Nikora, L., Nabalarua, E., Groot, S. (2008). A trip to the library: homelessness and social inclusion. Social & Cultural Geography, 9(8), 933-953.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3853
dc.description.abstractThis article explores homeless men's visits to a public library. It shows how homeless men identified the library as a space for safety and social participation, at a time when the regional newspaper published an item questioning the appropriateness of their presence in the library. The news report promotes universal narratives that would exclude homeless people, showing the intimate relationship between the symbolic space of news, the material space of the local library, and the lifeworlds of homeless men. We report fieldwork in which we interviewed homeless men, library staff and patrons. In addition, we worked with journalists on follow-up articles foregrounding the positive function of the library in homeless men's lives, and to challenge existing news narratives that advocate the exclusion of 'the homeless' from prime public spaces.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.subjecthomelessnessen
dc.subjectpublic spaceen
dc.subjectlibrariesen
dc.subjectsocial participationen
dc.subjecteveryday lifeen
dc.titleA trip to the library: homelessness and social inclusionen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14649360802441432en
dc.relation.isPartOfSocial & Cultural Geographyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page933en_NZ
pubs.elements-id33385
pubs.end-page953en_NZ
pubs.issue8en_NZ
pubs.volume9en_NZ


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