Marginalization and the Homeless: A Prescriptive Analysis

  title={Marginalization and the Homeless: A Prescriptive Analysis},
  author={Shane Bodhi Melnitzer},
  journal={Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless},
  pages={193 - 220}
  • Shane Bodhi Melnitzer
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
  • Abstract The author discusses marginality in relation to homelessness, emphasizing marginality's appearance as a psychosocial phenomenon which contributes to homelessness while facilitating the environmental forces responsible for it. After examining the marginality of homeless populations and reviewing relevant theory, the author explains how dichotomies arising from false distinctions between homeless and housed populations restrict a society's options in confronting homelessness by obscuring… CONTINUE READING
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