Indigenous rough sleeping in Darwin, Australia: 'out of place' in an urban setting

Parsell, Cameron and Phillips, Rhonda (2014) Indigenous rough sleeping in Darwin, Australia: 'out of place' in an urban setting. Urban Studies, 51 1: 185-202. doi:10.1177/0042098013484541

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Author Parsell, Cameron
Phillips, Rhonda
Title Indigenous rough sleeping in Darwin, Australia: 'out of place' in an urban setting
Journal name Urban Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-0980
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0042098013484541
Volume 51
Issue 1
Start page 185
End page 202
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Much of what is known of street homelessness is informed by accounts from urban centres throughout North America and the UK. The nature of the problem and the ways in which it is addressed are implicitly assumed to be similar across diverse major cities. The street homeless are thought to be highly marginalised and vulnerable. In turn, contemporary policy aims to provide housing/accommodation and welfare to address this form of homelessness as deep exclusion. Based on empirical research in Australia’s northernmost capital city, Darwin, this article demonstrates the role of culture in how homelessness is experienced and addressed. It argues that cultural mobility and modes of behaviour that normalise rough sleeping are embedded within condoned poverty and discriminatory legislation directed towards Indigenous people. Indigenous people are constructed as out of place in urban environments and rather than housing and welfare, the focus is directed towards moving the problem.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print: 8 May 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 23:03:39 EST by Ms Rhonda Phillips on behalf of ISSR - Research Groups