Homelessness and identity : a critical review of the literature and theory

  title={Homelessness and identity : a critical review of the literature and theory},
  author={Lindsey McCarthy and Sheffield Hallam},
Within the news media and literature, alike, people experiencing homelessness are often categorised into various stereotypes revolving around their lack of abode. In such a practice a ‘homeless identity’ becomes the defining feature of a person’s character. Very few theoretical studies have critically addressed this discursive construction and its implications. This paper contributes to the few existing debates around the 'homeless identity' by arguing that such constructions are binding and… CONTINUE READING

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