The Circle of Dispossession: Evicting the Urban Poor in Baltimore

@inproceedings{Purser2016TheCO,
  title={The Circle of Dispossession: Evicting the Urban Poor in Baltimore},
  author={Gretchen Purser},
  year={2016}
}
Although tenant evictions are routine in impoverished urban communities throughout the USA, scholars of housing and urban poverty have consistently overlooked this social problem. Drawing predominantly upon participant observation on eviction crews in Baltimore, this study examines the social drama of eviction, focusing upon the orchestration and execution of the court-ordered physical removal of tenants and their property. I find that property managers delegate the ‘dirty work’ of… CONTINUE READING
2
Twitter Mentions

Citations

Publications citing this paper.