publication . Article . 2016

Homeless Women and Shelter Regimes : A Glimpse of Everyday Practice through Social Workers´Narratives

Phiri, Cynthia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Sweden
Homelessness in South Africa is a multi-faceted issue with enormous dimensions; an issue which is deeply interrelated with questions of power, human dignity and social justice. In South Africa, women have been frequently neglected and marginalized with regard to contemporary housing policy and practice. In seeking to understand the nature of this marginalization, this paper focuses on structural disadvantages faced by homeless women in relation to the shelter regimes. To illustrate the latter, I engage excerpts from four in-depth interviews which I conducted in 2014 with homelessness social workers employed in homeless shelters and the government in Johannesburg...
free text keywords: Social Work, homelessness, South Africa, social workers, shelter regimes, homeless women
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