Landscapes of Despair
From Deinstitutionalization to Homelessness
Michael J. Dear & Jennifer R. Wolch

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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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