Revanchist Sanitisation or Coercive Care? The Use of Enforcement to Combat Begging, Street Drinking and Rough Sleeping in England

  title={Revanchist Sanitisation or Coercive Care? The Use of Enforcement to Combat Begging, Street Drinking and Rough Sleeping in England},
  author={Sarah Johnsen and Suzanne Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={1703 - 1723}
This paper examines recent responses to ‘problematic street culture’ in England, where increasing pressure has been exerted to prevent people from begging and street drinking in public spaces, with rough sleeping also targeted in some areas. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with enforcement agents, support providers and targeted individuals, it assesses the extent to which the strategies employed are indicative of a ‘revanchist expulsion’ of the deviant Other and/or an expression of ‘coercive… 

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