Rules vs. Rights? Social Control, Dignity, and the Right to Housing in the Shelter System
gendered state, right to housing, welfare state, social control, intersectional analysis of power
Sometimes the mechanisms that are in place to protect human rights lead to human rights violations. Drawing on data from ten months of fieldwork at a homeless shelter’s women’s program in a New England city. The authors trace the compromise of human dignity that accompanies one shelter’s effort to help clients fulfill their human right to housing.
Katuna, Barret & Davita Silfen-Glasberg.
"Rules vs. Rights? Social Control, Dignity, and the Right to Housing in the Shelter System."
Societies Without Borders
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/vol9/iss1/11