(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PARSELL C. (1) ; PHILIPPS R. (1) ;
(1) School of Social Science, Institute for Social Science Research, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIE


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. They are constructed as out of place in urban environments and rather than housing and welfare, the focus is directed towards moving the problem


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no1 [pp. 185-202]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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