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dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorStolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorRadley, Alan
dc.contributor.authorLeggatt-Cook, Chez
dc.contributor.authorGroot, Shiloh Ann Maree
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Kerry
dc.identifier.citationHodgetts, D., Stolte, O., Radley, A., Leggatt-Cook, C., Groot, S. & Chamberlain, K. (2010). 'Near and Far': Social distancing in domiciled characterisations of homeless people. Urban Studies, available online on November 17, 2010.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractFor domiciled individuals, homeless people provide a disturbing reminder that all is not right with the world. Reactions to seeing homeless people frequently encompass repulsion, discomfort, sympathy and sometimes futility. This paper considers domiciled constructions of homeless people drawn from interviews with 16 participants recruited in the central business district of a New Zealand city. It documents how, when trying to make sense of this complex social problem, domiciled people draw on shared characterisations of homeless people. The concept of ‘social distance’ is used to interrogate the shifting and sometimes incongruous reactions evident in participant accounts. ‘Social distancing’ is conceptualised as a dynamic communal practice existing in interactions between human beings and reflected in the ways that domiciled people talk about their experiences with homeless individuals.en_NZ
dc.subjecthomeless peopleen_NZ
dc.title'Near and Far': Social distancing in domiciled characterisations of homeless peopleen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfUrban Studiesen_NZ

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