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The discursive construction of identity and space among mobile people, Roberta Piazza

"The volume offers a close look at three marginalised groups: Irish travellers, squatters and homeless people. The study's objectives are to understand more about these socially marginal groups and how individuals within them position themselves vis-à-vis mainstream society and to investigate the groups' diverse and provisional relationship with space that challenges mainstream society's spatial logic"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical Framework of the Study -- 3. Methodology of the Study -- 4. Locating the Transient Self in a Transient Heterotopia: Squatting as an Affective and Entrepreneurial Proposition -- 5. 'We Don't Need a Castle. We Need a Home': Desire for Place in a Travellers' Transit Site -- 6. Irish Travellers: Mobility within Immobility -- 7. Rough Sleepers: 'Homeless is What I Am, Not Who I Am.' Rough Sleeping as a Liminal Condition not the Essence of Being -- 8. Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
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non fiction
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1 online resource
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