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Creating Intersections: Mapping the Parallel Lives of Homelessness in Washington D.C.

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dc.contributor.advisor Dwyer, Leslie K.
dc.contributor.author Peck, Alice
dc.creator Peck, Alice
dc.date 2015-12-03
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-09T00:51:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-09T00:51:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10342
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores homelessness in Washington D.C. Drawing from eight months of ethnographic fieldwork, I consider experiences of homelessness in the changing urban space of Washington D.C., contextualizing these within the broader forces of neoliberalism. Situating personal narratives within the social and physical spaces in which daily life unravels, I critically analyse the denial of space and place to people who are homeless, whose existence as homeless bodies represents stark contradictions to normative ideals of neoliberal subjects. I draw on theories of symbolic, structural, and everyday violence to argue that to be homeless is to exist within a category of precarity and powerlessness in the parallel margins of society – the spaces in which paradoxically different, concurrent lives are chartered. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Homelessness en_US
dc.subject Washington (D.C.) en_US
dc.subject Neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.subject Space and place en_US
dc.title Creating Intersections: Mapping the Parallel Lives of Homelessness in Washington D.C. en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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