By Paula Mayock, Joanne Bretherton
This publication marks a severe contribution in assessing and increasing the proof base at the factors and effects of women’s homelessness. Drawing jointly paintings from Europe’s best homelessness students, it offers a multidisciplinary and comparative research of this acute social challenge, together with its dating with household violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, health and wellbeing and health and wellbeing and women’s event of sustained and recurrent homelessness. operating from assorted views, the authors examine the responses to women’s homelessness in differing cultures and areas, and inside numerous varieties of welfare states. They concentration specifically on touching on the gender dimensions of welfare and social coverage to women’s reviews after they turn into homeless. This leading edge and well timed edited quantity will entice scholars and students of sociology, social coverage, anthropology, and gender and women’s stories, in addition to overseas policy-makers.
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The best-known account of female homelessness in the USA is the autobiography of ‘Boxcar Bertha’,3 written by the hobo king Ben Reitman (Bruns 2001). 82). 158), featuring ‘Edna the Inebriate Woman’, homeless women, even more so than homeless men, have been portrayed in social science, government inquiries and ‘slumming’ literature as particularly eccentric and sexually deviant, few in number and difficult to classify. In the US context, Weiner (1984, p. 181) has argued that while ‘[w]omen tramps were so deviant their existence was unthinkable to many, and their numbers relatively few’, reformers of various hues paid them relatively little attention, focusing instead on ‘women transients’, that is, women who travelled to the cities for work and where their unsupervised accommodation was a cause of concern.
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71). He then went on to address this question, arguing that the explanation had three components: The first is that they do become the female kind of vagrant, namely, prostitutes, in many instances. The second answer is that society will not tolerate in females the same kind of vagrancy that it will tolerate in men. The third is that perhaps most women do not have the same roving disposition as men. It has been men who have done most of the exploring in history, who have manifested most of the spirit of adventure and love of taking chances, and who have constituted the radical wing of society, while women have been domestic and conservative.