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Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent—an unforeseen “solution” to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in Canada and the United States, Landscapes of Despair is a comprehensive analysis of these ghettos.
Originally published in 1987.
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