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Better Must Come: Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Matthew D. Marr


This book reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, Los Angeles and Tokyo. This is the first book to directly focus on exits from homelessness in American or Japanese cities, and it is the first targeted comparison of homelessness in two global cities. The book argues that homelessness should be understood primarily as a socially generated, traumatic, and stigmatizing predicament, rather than as a stable condition, identity, or culture. It pushes f ... More

Keywords: housing programs, Los Angeles, Tokyo, homelessness, homeless people, homeless culture, neoliberal globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453380
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew D. Marr, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Florida International University

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