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Contested Landscapes of Poverty and Homelessness In Southern Europe

Reflections from Athens

  • Vassilis P. Arapoglou
  • Kostas Gounis
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 1-13
  3. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 15-39
  4. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 41-62
  5. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 63-76
  6. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 77-88
  7. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 89-103
  8. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 105-116
  9. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 117-134
  10. Vassilis P. Arapoglou, Kostas Gounis
    Pages 135-141
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 143-149

About this book

Introduction

The book uses Athens as a case study to identify the key features of urban anti-poverty policies in Greece and to discuss them in relation to policy developments in the crisis-ridden countries of Southern Europe. The idea of contested landscapes shapes the focus of the book on urban poverty and homelessness. Contested landscapes refer to the complex dynamics between visible and invisible poverty and to competing strategies on how to address them. The book takes a path-dependent view on the development of post-welfare arrangements, devolution, and pluralism that are being shaped by both neoliberal mentality, solidarity and communitarian practices. The authors draw on their own research and advocacy background in New York and Athens to shape their conceptual and methodological tools; however, rather than uncritically ‘importing’ North American and North European concepts to Greece, the book highlights the significance of distinctive Mediterranean features for analysing homelessness and anti-poverty policies. This will be a useful read for academics policy makers in areas of urban studies, sociology, social policy, human geography and anthropology.

Keywords

Homelessness Poverty in Southern Europe Activism in Homelessness Community care Greece European Social Policy neoliberalism housing exclusion Recession and Housing austerity welfare devolution in Europe poverty management

Authors and affiliations

  • Vassilis P. Arapoglou
    • 1
  • Kostas Gounis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of CreteRethymnoGreece
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of CreteRethymnoGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62452-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62451-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62452-5
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