Homelessness and Modern Urban Loneliness

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarratives of Loneliness
Subtitle of host publicationmultidisciplinary perspectives from the 21st century
EditorsOlivia Sagan, Eric Miller
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor & Francis Online
Chapter13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315645582
ISBN (Print)9781138183827
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameExplorations in Mental Health
PublisherTaylor Francis

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Homelessness
Loneliness
Ontological
Philosophical Literature
Cold
Structuration Theory
Shelter
Homeless
Grounded Theory
Paradox

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Costa Santos, S. (2017). Homelessness and Modern Urban Loneliness. In O. Sagan, & E. Miller (Eds.), Narratives of Loneliness: multidisciplinary perspectives from the 21st century (Explorations in Mental Health). New York: Taylor & Francis Online.
Costa Santos, Sandra. / Homelessness and Modern Urban Loneliness. Narratives of Loneliness: multidisciplinary perspectives from the 21st century. editor / Olivia Sagan ; Eric Miller. New York : Taylor & Francis Online, 2017. (Explorations in Mental Health).
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Costa Santos, S 2017, Homelessness and Modern Urban Loneliness. in O Sagan & E Miller (eds), Narratives of Loneliness: multidisciplinary perspectives from the 21st century. Explorations in Mental Health, Taylor & Francis Online, New York.

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