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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2005): Homelessness - Overseas

Contextualizing homelessness: critical theory, homelessness, and federal policy addressing the homeless

K. Kyle

Abingdon: Routledge, 2005

The book presents a critical analysis of homelessness and the evolution of post modern critical theory. It traces the origins of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Act of 1987 which serves as the foundation for contemporary federal legislation on homelessness and for much contemporary homeless relief and assistance. It also identifies three general perspectives on homelessness that appear to dominate and circumscribe consideration of homeless people and policy addressing homelessness: the Conservative view, the Educator view, and the Liberal view.

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