Seasons Such as These: How Homelessness Took Shape in America (Social problems & social issues)
By: Cynthia J. Bogard (author)Hardback
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During the Reagan years, homelessness went from a seldom-noticed social ill to a central poverty-related concern that demanded a national policy solution. This volume argues that it was more than the increased numbers of Americans without homes that brought the issue of homelessness into the spotlight. As Bogard's detailed narrative history and analysis demonstrates, homelessness was also "talked into being" through the accumulated efforts of several sectors of social actors, including advocates and activists, government officials, experts and the media. It traces the actions of these actors over the period, when homelessness developed into a social problem in America's two "national cities" - New York and Washington DC.
Activists and the emergence of homelessness as a social problem in Washington, D.C.; the community for creative non-violence takes on the issue; the Holy Trinity campaign; the national visitor center campaign; claimsmakers in context; the interpretive context; the environmental context; government officials as claimsmakers; the emergence of claimsmakers.
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