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Spaces of denial and denial of place : the architectural geography of homelessness in Victoria, BC

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dc.contributor.author Koenig, John Franklin
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-07T23:27:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-07T23:27:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2010-04-07T23:27:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2511
dc.description.abstract This thesis documents and highlights - within the context of other exclusionary practices - some of the spatial and architectural strategies deployed by the government and the privileged classes to exclude and evict homeless citizens from the spaces of the city. Although various spatial scales are incorporated into the argument - from the national to the municipal - this investigation focuses primarily on the Capital Region of British Columbia and the City of Victoria, where much of the statistical and empirical research has been gleaned. Through the implementation of regressive legislation, oppressive urban planning, and exclusionary architectural design, the visible and abject homeless body is systematically concealed, wrongfully prohibited, or violently evicted from private and public space. Indeed, not only are homeless citizens denied a fundamental right to a private space of secure, adequate, and affordable housing, they are also denied fundamental political and physical rights to the public spaces of the city. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Homelessness en
dc.subject Victoria, B.C. en
dc.subject Public spaces en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Architecture en
dc.title Spaces of denial and denial of place : the architectural geography of homelessness in Victoria, BC en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Thomas, Christopher A.
dc.degree.department Dept. of History in Art en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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