Why negative stereotypes have been created for the homeless? Many people in society are afraid to acknowledge the homeless. The homeless represent and bring out fear in many people’s everyday lives and it becomes very convenient to place the homeless in a stereotype to understand and make sense of their place in society. Stereotyping the homeless only brings the issues of how to treat and improve the homeless condition, understanding the often complex problem related to homelessness, further away from the Masses. A stigma is created clouding the issue.
Kathryn Calimag SFSU 19 June 2015 DSP Essay In the article, “Homelessness Kills,” by Jan Gurley, Gurley writes that there is a common stigma with homelessness and homeless people as a whole, which is that homelessness is inevitable and fixed problem in society, she argues that homelessness is more than just a unavoidable problem in society. Instead both Gurley and the National Coalition for the Homeless argue that homelessness can fall into many different categories and is not just a consequence of peoples’ life style choices (drug addicts). As a society in America we need to change the stigma of homelessness and find a way so most if not all find a place for shelter at least every night. In the US, every time a homeless person was
(Baumohl, 2001) Some people felt like homelessness was caused by heavy drinking, drug abuse, and mental problems. Because of the new policies the government made, these people were not allowed to be housed in hospitals and jails. “Homelessness was described mainly as a problem in the rehabilitation and control of troubled and troublesome people who were not only houseless but barred from their traditional institutional shelters and estranged from family and friends who might take them in”. (Baumohl, p.
Homeless on Campus Homelessness is one of the social issues that have been a problem in America and other countries for many years. As years go on, it has gotten worse. Sometimes, people get the wrong definition of what homeless really means. The true definition of being homeless is not the lack of having a house and living on the streets. Homelessness is defined as what is known as a person or family who lacks housing or is forced to live on the streets or in a shelter.
It’s not okay because it causes more money to be wasted towards people that shouldn’t be helped at all. The morals of these people who choose to be homeless are very questionable. Not only their morals, but their mental stability. Why would anyone in the right mind choose to be homeless? It makes no sense.
Homelessness in the United State has been a radical issue that has been affecting our society in general. It has been a complicating situation that has been dramatically rising among us. Stuart D. Bykofsky, in “No Heart for the Homeless,” Anna Quindlen, in “Rooms of Their Own,” and Steven VanderStaay, in “Solutions Homeless People Seek,” has distinguished solutions that the government can accomplish to assist the homeless. The three essays have similar views on solutions that can be accomplished to solve the homelessness issue. In the essays, Bykofsky and Quindlen discusses the problems that individuals seek when the homeless surrounds the streets and deprive them from having a clean environment.
HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA "Hobo," "tramp," "vagrant," and "transient" are names for people who find themselves having to cope with the very serious problem of being homeless. What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless. Homelessness is a problem affecting many areas of the U.S. and abroad. I am sure that many of you have seen a homeless person on the street before. They sat their begging you for your spare change, or some food to keep them from starving that night.
Because the elderly have a stereotypical image that they are useless they become a focus point as they have negative attitudes towards things and become more dependent on friends, family and social care services. This theory is like the disengagement and activity theory. The social creation of dependency theory is both sociological and psychological theory. An example of this theory is of a woman that use to participate in a hobby but can no longer do so because she is retired and has a low pension. Now she feels vulnerable and like she can’t enjoy life as she can’t take part.
I believe that the lack of proper planning for controlled living arrangements and for adequate treatment and rehabilitative services in the community has led to many surprising outcomes such as homelessness and criminal activity. This criminal activity is a direct result, I believe, in the lack of services needed to help those who suffer from mental illnesses to stay on track. The tendency for many chronic patients to become drifters and deviants force them into poverty and
The main argument of this source is that being homelessness is almost like a prison you can’t escape from, It talks about how your freedom as a citizen is almost lost because you are seen as a social outcast and not welcome in certain areas of many different cities. A few of the topics that are covered are the constitution, freedom of citizens and personal issues that lead onto poverty in homelessness. If I was asked about this article I would respond calling it aggressive very different to all my other sources. This source is by far the most relevant and useful source that I have