Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless

Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless

by Robert Rosenberger

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Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings

Callous Objects unearths cases in which cities push homeless people out of public spaces through a combination of policy and strategic design. Robert Rosenberger examines such commonplace devices as garbage cans, fences, signage, and benches—all of which reveal political agendas beneath the surface. Such objects have evolved, through a confluence of design and law, to be open to some uses and closed to others, but always capable of participating in collective ends on a large scale. Rosenberger brings together ideas from the philosophy of technology, social theory, and feminist epistemology to spotlight the widespread anti-homeless ideology built into our communities and enacted in law.

Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452956879
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Series: Forerunners: Ideas First
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 79
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Rosenberger is associate professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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