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Sub City: Young People, Homelessness and Crime. .

Sub City: Young People, Homelessness and Crime. . – book review

WARDHAUGH, Julia. Sub City: Young People, Homelessness and Crime. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2000. 151pp. $64.95 (h)

Youth homelessness increased rapidly during the late 1980s and early 1990s, at a time when street homelessness in particular became increasingly associated in the popular mind with dangerousness and criminality. This book analyzes the construction of homelessness as a social and legal “problem” and documents young people’s own experiences of homelessness, crime and danger. Drawing on the author’s own field work in a range of urban and rural locations, the book addresses themes of home and homelessness, of exclusion and marginality and of risk and urban incivilities.

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