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Lost voices : how print media and municipal policy ignore the needs of the inadequately-housed in Calgary, Alberta

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramp, William
dc.contributor.author Veenendaal, Jill
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-27T17:39:33Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-27T17:39:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/684
dc.description ix, 311 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses the issues that are prioritized in policy documents, and the concerns which appear in newspaper stories, concerning housing issues in Calgary, Alberta. It holds that certain, ‘voices’ are accounted for and accommodated over other, more vulnerable, ‘voices’ in the policy arena. The ways in which these voices are constructed, and how particular agents, subjects, objects, and ‘truths’ are formed, all result from particular uses of language. The thesis maintains that those who have the most to gain from supportive housing policies are often excluded from the process of developing, or commenting on, policy altogether. It also suggests that their discursive construction as objects of policy, as moral examples, or as constituent elements of an “issue,” has implications both for actions undertaken in relation to them by governments and other agencies, and for their own ability to act effectively to articulate and to address their own concerns. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Housing policy -- Alberta -- Calgary en
dc.subject Housing -- Alberta -- Calgary en
dc.subject Homelessness in the mass media en
dc.subject Homeless persons -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Government policy en
dc.subject Homeless persons -- Alberta -- Calgary en
dc.title Lost voices : how print media and municipal policy ignore the needs of the inadequately-housed in Calgary, Alberta en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en


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