Looks Can Be Deceiving: Perceptions of Homelessness

The image, or images, of homelessness and homeless people in the collective psyche can be different from the way they are considered by professionals working in the field. People with experience of homelessness, the general public, researchers, social workers, journalists, to name but a few, may have very different views of what it means to be homeless and how homelessness should be perceived. The way they talk about homelessness can differ widely too. <i>IN THIS ISSUE</i> 2. Editorial 4. Homelessness, Whatever That Is, Is Not the Problem by J. David Hulchanski 5. The Semantics of Homelessness in France by Julien Damon 7. Putting it into Words: From Talking Social to Doing Social by Girolamo Grammatico 10. The Brain on Homelessness by Lasana T. Harris 12. Criminalisation, Discourse and Symbolic Violence by Bálint Misetics 15. Understanding How Homelessness is a Choice by Dr Cameron Parsell and Dr Mitch Parsell 17. Counting and Describing ‘The Homeless Dead’- A Vital Activity to Better Understand the Dead and Better Help the Living by Lise Grout, Cécile Rocca and Christophe Louis 19. SPAIN: ENDING HOMELESSNESS : 1992-2012: Twenty Years of Helping Homeless People Access Their Fundamental Rights by Daniel Illescas Mateos and Sonia Olea Ferreras 21. The Representation and Perception of Need: The Moral Choices Facing Homelessness Fundraisers by Jon Dean

Publication Date: 
Winter 2012/2013
Journal Name: 
The Magazine of FEANTSA - The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeles