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Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation
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Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation (Hardback)

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A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough minded and often worsen relationships between the wealthy and the poor. The homeless arrive with their own hopes and illusions, which are soon shattered. The rest of the local population makes its peace with the system. Meanwhile the homeless are reduced to advocacy models that neither middle- nor working-class folks much worry about. They are modern members of Ellison's "invisible men" but they comprise a racial and social mixture unlike any other in the American landscape.



This book is primarily about the dark side of this portrait-the poor, near-poor, homeless, and dispossessed who live in the midst of this verdant landscape. The phrase "down and out," has been used to describe people who are destitute or penniless since the late nineteenth century. Here the term is used in a more expansive sense, as synonymous with anyone who lives near, at, or over the edge of financial catastrophe.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesHomelessnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPoverty & unemploymentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 15/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9781412842211  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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James D. Wright is a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Central Florida. He has published over twenty books, including Armed and Considered Dangerous and Under the Gun, as well as many journal articles. His current research interests include violence, urban poverty and inequality, health and the homeless population, and the "divorce reform" movement. || Amy M. Donley is also with the department of sociology at the University of Central Florida. Her writings on homelessness have appeared in other works, such as Homelessness in America.

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