Streetcities: Rehousing the Homeless

Streetcities: Rehousing the Homeless

by Rae Bridgman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551115336

ISBN-13: 9781551115337

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

StreetCities charts the development of an alternative communal housing model for chronically homeless men and women in downtown Toronto. In her recounting of the stories and narratives of residents and staff at the original "StreetCity" and the second generation "Strachan House," Bridgman explores how living on the street (something often viewed as negative)

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StreetCities charts the development of an alternative communal housing model for chronically homeless men and women in downtown Toronto. In her recounting of the stories and narratives of residents and staff at the original "StreetCity" and the second generation "Strachan House," Bridgman explores how living on the street (something often viewed as negative) has the potential to become a powerful emblem of community growth, tolerance, and caring. The histories of these two supportive housing projects are embedded within larger currents of governmental responses to homelessness in Canada, and the incorporation of photographs, interview narratives, and handwritten fieldnotes brings Bridgman's ethnographic research to life. StreetCities also includes a discussion of the architectural design and operation of the two housing projects, and the eventual closing of the original "StreetCity."

StreetCities is written for those who want to learn more about the work being done to help chronically homeless women and men. The book will be useful for researchers, policy-makers, service-providers, teachers, students, and activists working in the fields of homelessness and housing studies, social work, urban and applied anthropology, sociology, urban studies, and qualitative research methods.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551115337
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Note to the Reader: Ethical Research in a Shelter

Introduction

Chapter 1: Cities within a City

Chapter 2: Living Homeless: Jimmy's Story

Chapter 3: Tom's Story

Chapter 4: Sarah's Story

Chapter 5: Chronically Homeless in Canada

Chapter 6: StreetCity: The Vision

Chapter 7: Town Council

Chapter 8: StreetCity Too: Strachan House

Chapter 9: Shelter, Housing, House, and Home

Chapter 10: Lessons from StreetCity and Strachan House

Epilogue

Timeline

Press Coverage on StreetCity and Strachan House (selected)

References

Index

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