The Annihilation of Space by Law: The Roots and Implications of Anti‐Homeless Laws in the United States

@inproceedings{Mitchell1997TheAO,
  title={The Annihilation of Space by Law: The Roots and Implications of Anti‐Homeless Laws in the United States},
  author={Don Mitchell},
  year={1997}
}
  • Don Mitchell
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • There is a link between changes in the contemporary political economy and the criminalization of homelessness. Anti-homeless legislation can be understood as an attempt to annihilate the spaces in which homeless people must live, and perform everyday functions. This annihilation is a response to the economic uncertainty produced by the current political economy. The process of criminalizing homelessness 1) destroys the very right of homeless people to be; and 2) reinforces particularly brutal… CONTINUE READING

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