9780791461112

Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity : The Uncanniness of Late Modernity

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    9780791461112

  • ISBN10:

    0791461114

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-06-28
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

In the aftermath of September 11, donations to the poor and homeless have declined while ordinances against begging and sleeping in public have increased. The increased security of public spaces has been matched by a quest for increased security and surveillance of immigrants. In this groundbreaking study, Kathleen R. Arnold explores homelessness in terms of the globalization of the economy, national identity, and citizenship. She argues that domestic homelessness and conditions of statelessness, such as refugees, exiles, and poor immigrants, are defined and addressed in similar ways by the political sphere, in such a manner that each of these groups are subjected to policies that perpetuate their exclusion. Drawing on such authors as Freud, Marx, Foucault, Derrida, Levinas, and Agamben, Arnold argues for a radical politics of homelessness based on extending hospitality and the toleration of difference.

Author Biography

Kathleen R. Arnold is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1. Introduction 1(16)
2. Citizenship and Political Identity 17(34)
Introduction
17(4)
Citizenship and Property in the Liberal Tradition: Political Power and Economic Independence versus Dependence
21(6)
Juridical Conceptions of Citizenship
27(9)
Social Dimensions of Citizenship
36(7)
Conclusion
43(8)
3. Das Unheimliche 51(36)
Introduction
52(5)
Home/Homeless
57(16)
Power Dynamics of Home/Homeless: The Uncanny
73(4)
Political Manifestations of the Uncanny
77(10)
4. Homelessness and Panopticism 87(42)
Introduction
87(2)
History and Background
89(17)
Homelessness and Panopticism
106(16)
Conclusion
122(7)
5. Homeland, Homelessness, and Cosmopolitanism 129(34)
Introduction
129(4)
Self/Other
133(2)
State Power, Identity, and the Nation-State
135(6)
Capitalism and Globalization
141(5)
Identity and Cosmopolitanism: A Politics of Homelessness
146(11)
Cosmopolitan Citizenship
157(6)
6. Debt, Guilt, and Responsibility: Schuld 163(10)
Notes 173(32)
Index 205

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