Hobophobia: The Politics of Fear (Hardcover)

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HOBOPHOBIA: THE POLITICS OF FEAR documents a story

that embodies a universal truth about the human condition,

using what happened in one city that was once a railroad town

as an example: Roseville, California. For over a century, the

community held a deeply rooted cultural dislike and fear of

homeless people, known as "hobophobia."

The book also describes the united efforts of local advocates who

provided needed food, shelter, clothing, medical care and moral support.

These programs were met with repeated forays by city

government to stop them over the next twenty-plus years.

That did not deter those seeking change who incrementally

implemented new services until all were in place by the early

years of the new millennium, curtailing the influence of

hobophobia and bringing improved safety and well-being to

the community.

The lesson learned is that politics as a reactive discipline

cannot prevail against the proactive determination of private

citizens who possess the will to effect change for the greater good.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780692678374
ISBN-10: 0692678379
Publisher: Bonita and Riverside Press
Publication Date: April 13th, 2018
Pages: 462
Language: English