Surfing the web for answers will only give us the meaning of what is it like to be homeless, how the public views homelessness and how it affects these individuals, the economy and the society as a whole. What exactly does it mean to be homeless? This word means having no home or a permanent place to stay. For us to better our understanding on what homelessness really is, looking at in in various angles is necessary. To look at how different homeless people act in a society, looking at in a sociological perspective is necessary.
Similarly, the journal article of Jacqui Wilkinson (2005) addresses the urban consolidation of Redfern but focuses in detail on its negative effects on Indigenous Australians. The purpose of the article is to promote the right to adequate housing for Aborigines in Redfern, where strategies such as those from the Redfern-Waterloo Authority barely addressed the issue. The author presents 'The Block' to exemplify this issue, as the Aboriginal residents struggle to live in appropriate conditions (i.e. overcoming the problem of overcrowding) but remain socially disadvantaged, in comparison to the broader Redfern
She’ll be upset you’re skipping. Won’t she mark it on your record? You don’t want to be kicked out like some street con” (Lu 35). Clearly displayed though this quote citizens who live in poor sectors are perceived to be thieves. These implications serve a purpose in that the people who are living in these circumstances have no way of escaping their economic conditions because of the dehumanized state the slums serve.
Tokyo Godfathers (Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003), is a movie with many themes. The most prominent is homelessness, and how the residentially challenged view themselves, and as well as, how society views them. The dirt, the filth, the trash, and debauchery, is it all real or does society put more enfaces on it than necessary? Are the homeless harder on themselves than society is? A lot of these questions are raised and answered in Tokyo Godfathers and in real life.
The reason for why governments in developing countries sometimes are unable or unwilling to implement polices that create favorable conditions for economic growth boils down to two main reasons: social issues and political issues. Political issues are just as multifaceted as the social issues. Due to corrupt governments and regimes the lawlessness spreads throughout the developing nation like wildfire. Political issues revolve around the basic needs of a nation such as simple, yet, necessary infrastructure of schools, hospitals, septic tanks, etc. The necessity of public goods is vital for a developing country to survive, maintain, and become what we consider today, a developed country.
The benefits are that it allows the people to recall government officials, and modify state constitutions and policies through initiatives and referendums. The drawbacks is that when voters are either ill-informed or selfishly voting in only wanting to benefit themselves, they make poor decisions and the results can be more damaging than helpful. Another reason for those poor decisions is that the wording itself in the summary text may confuse or manipulate voters. Many times, the direct democracy system has shown harm instead of good. Proposition 13 catered to homeowners and such but ended up hurting education and California’s overall fiscal health.
Poverty In America 19 Jan 2011. <http://uspoverty.change.org/blog/view/62_of_disabled_unemployed>. This article distinguishes the poverty in America generally for disabled citizens. Disable American workers have been slashed by state governments because they no longer exceed the performance levels of non-disabled workers and have effectively been pushed out of the work force. This article helped us emphasize the discrimination of disabled Americans who do not get help by The American Social Security System because state governments have had money draw backs from the recent recession.
England, the United States, and Hong Kong are among the richest nations in the world, but each have proven that money is not always an indication that the disabled, homeless, and otherwise socially disadvantaged populations will be protected. In fact, it is because of many disasters that legislation and other forms of government intervention are currently in place. Ironically, the government is often present from the onset of the crises. Bethlem Royal Hospital, Willowbrook State School, and Hong Kong’s “cage homes” are suggestions that support this fact. Founded in 1247, Bethlem Royal Hospital is the
Many may argue that the falling economy and the wealthy not wanting to share their shares is to blame for the raising rates of poverty here in the states. Poverty of course, has a lot to do with money and income but underneath that it is has a deeper story. Stories of how different people are suffering from it and how they are managing to live day by day. It almost seems as if it’s a foreign nation of its own and you only understand the concepts if you are in it. There is no doubt that here in America we are dealing with one of the greatest economic downfalls.
In fact, the legalization of prostitution in certain licensed areas would be beneficial for the Gabonese society in terms of fighting against the worst aspects of the trade sex, reducing crime and being beneficial for sex workers and their clients. First of all, prostitution’s legalization would allow the Gabonese government to fight against the worst aspect of the trade sex. In fact, the instauration of licensed premised, like brothels, may be one of the best ways to face worst aspect of prostitution such as child prostitution, trafficking, slavery and the exploitation of vulnerable people. A recent investigation by International Amnesty denounced the entry in the market of prostitution of hundreds and thousands of youth often sold into slavery and sexual abuse on the African continent. In addition, each year, thousands of girls just emerging from adolescence are kidnapped and end up on the sidewalk.