Citizens without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion

  title={Citizens without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion},
  author={Leonard C. Feldman},
One of the most troubling aspects of the politics of homelessness, Leonard C. Feldman contends, is the reduction of the homeless to what Hannah Arendt calls "the abstract nakedness of humanity" and what Giorgio Agamben terms "bare life." Feldman argues that the politics of alleged compassion and the politics of those interested in ridding public spaces of the homeless are linked fundamentally in their assumption that homeless people are something less than citizens. Feldman's book brings… Expand
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