Healing Home: Health and Homelessness in the Life Stories of Young Women

Healing Home: Health and Homelessness in the Life Stories of Young Women

by Vanessa Oliver

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442662360
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Vanessa Oliver is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Mount Allison University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface: A Room of One’s Own

I. “The Story Behind the Story”: An Introduction

II. “Once Upon A Time”: Storying Feminist Theory in Neoliberal Times

III. “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman…Soon”: A Narrative Project

IV. “Girls Aloud”: Narratives and Self-Stories: Savannah; Danika; Erin; Jean; Radha; Faith & Raven; Arielle

V. “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice”: Age, Space, Gender and Health

VI. “Seen and Not Heard”: Negotiating Health and Wellness

VII. “Begging for Change”: Barriers, Facilitators and Implications

VIII. “Living in a Material World”: Challenges and Change

IX: “A Journey of a Thousand Miles”: One Conclusion

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Dorothy Chunn

“Healing Home is a book of high quality on all dimensions – theoretical, methodological, substantive, and technical. Vanessa Oliver’s focus on ‘homeless’ young women in Canada, as well as her provision of space for them to tell their stories, is unique: despite the ever-proliferating literatures on homelessness, even feminist researchers have paid very little attention to youth who are inadequately housed or note housed at all, and considerably less attention has been devoted to female than to male youth in that situation. Oliver is to be commended for conducting this much-needed, groundbreaking exploratory study that will provide a solid foundation for future research on ‘homeless’ young women. She makes a compelling case for the urgent need for decision-makers at all levels to elicit the perceptions, experiences, and recommendations of those who will be targeted by their legislation and policies.”

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