Contextualizing Homelessness: Critical Theory, Homelessness, by Kenneth Kyle

By Kenneth Kyle

This venture employs 3 assorted disciplinary approaches--social constructionism, coverage research, and rhetorical analysis--as a primary step towards a severe idea of homelessness.

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As an example, critics ranging from Emile Durkheim to Jacques Derrida have been concerned with the way that abnormality is used unreflectively to distinguish what is normal. S. and Europe. S. has risen significantly over the last decade. S. and warned of the alarming increase of such groups that year (1998, p. 6). Six years later it documented the existence of 751 hate groups (Southern Poverty Law Center, 2003). In regards to the case of the homeless, many advocates for the home­ less work hard to overcome the stigmatization attached to homelessness.

Such omissions are cause for concern since this denial of the particular and the individual facilitates the invisibility of some. , hooks, 1981). By presenting women as a unified whole in the fight for equal rights, the experiences and needs of many, perhaps most, women went unacknowledged. This situation offers evidence of reification at work. 3 The social relations that underlie these things or types are presented in such a way that they appear to be beyond human control. Returning to the example of the homeless, they are posited in con­ trast to those with homes and with the affluent.

Foucault in Simons, 1995, p. 47). Such critics argue that for humans, the conceivable is already inscribed in the dis­ courses and histories that have preceded them. Barthes explains that “there is no reality not already classified by men [sic]: to be born is nothing but to find this code ready-made and to be obliged to accommodate oneself to it” (1972a, p. xvii). Indeed, T. Minh-ha Trinh writes of the constraints experi­ enced by Others: “Language is one of the most complex forms of subjuga­ tion, being at the same time the locus of power and unconscious servility.

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