TITLE

Against the Poor: Homelessness in U.S. Law

AUTHOR(S)
Elisabetta Grande
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Global Jurist;Mar2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1375
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Poverty should be conceived as a social plague to combat, yet in today's United States, in times of extraordinary wealth and productivity, it has been definitely normalized. Rather than fighting against its economic roots, the U.S. system attacks its human most poignant expression: the homeless. The article shows how, during the last 30 years, the U.S. legal system has been responsible not only for the production of homelessness, but also for the construction of the homeless as a social enemy to destroy. From the protection of the homeless' positive rights to the negation of his negative rights, the U.S. legal system' parable tells us a story of fundamental rights impairment, of annihilation of the feeling of human solidarity, of regression towards the dark times of the "homo homini lupus" law, a story that is doomed not to be confined to the United States.
ACCESSION #
67210910

 

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