Issues, experiences and policy responses
- Paul Cloke, Paul Milbourne, Rebekah Widdowfield
- Paperback, 256 pages, 216 x 148 mm
- 27 Mar 2002
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"This book needs to be an addition to the library of any scholar of rural poverty."
Environment and Planning A "Rural homelessness: issues, experiences and policy responses is the culmination of many years of research and thought on the subject and its many facets. It is an exemplary example of how a geographical perspective adds both insights and possible policy direction to a subject such as homelessness in rural Britain. Well worth the read for those with an interest in problems of homelessness and/or rural society issues."
"... this excellent book lifts the lid on the 'idyll' that is the countryside."
"... a very well written and valuable study for housing and social policy academics, housing and rural policy makers, rural housing authorities and agencies, as well as all those involved with homelessness."
Housing Studies "Rural social scientists will find much to like about this volume. It is interesting and well written. The authors' obvious passion for social justice also gives urgency to the problem and to finding viable solutions. The book can provide valuable supplemental reading for graduate courses in public policy, poverty, and rural social studies and rural sociology."
"This book makes an extremely valuable contribution to our existing knowledge in this area. It will become a key reference point for material on rural homelessness for some years to come."
Professor Mark Goodwin, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales
About This Book
Rural homelessness: supplies evidence on the nature, extent and experiences of homelessness in rural areas; provides a wide-ranging theoretical, empirical and policy-related account of homelessness in rural areas; offers a critique of policy responses to rural homelessness. The book is aimed at students and academics in human geography, sociology, social policy, housing studies and rural studies. It will also be of interest to individuals and organisations dealing with housing, homelessness and other social issues in rural areas.
Author BiographyPaul Cloke is Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Paul Milbourne is Senior Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, and Rebekah Widdowfield is Research Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University.
Rural homelessness: an introduction
Researching rural homelessness
The cultural context of rural homelessness
The policy context of rural homelessness
Local welfare governance and rural homelessness
The spaces of rural homelessness
Experiencing rural homelessness
Tackling rural homelessness: the way ahead.
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