Against the Grain

Producing Homelessness

We often hear the entreaty to consider the less fortunate, at least for a moment, including the homeless shivering in the winter months. But what do we miss when we look at the homeless through a moral lens? Craig Willse reflects on whether homelessness is actively produced by neoliberal capitalism. He discusses the sea change in housing deprivation that took place thirty years ago.


Craig Wills, The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States University of Minnesota Press, 2015

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