Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Value of HomelessnessManaging Surplus Life in the United States$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Craig Willse

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693474

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Surplus Life, or Race and Death in Neoliberal Times

Surplus Life, or Race and Death in Neoliberal Times

Chapter:
(p.23) One Surplus Life, or Race and Death in Neoliberal Times
Source:
The Value of Homelessness
Author(s):

Craig Willse

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0002

Chapter One offers a theoretical framework for understanding relationships between capital, racialized subordination, and housing needs. It argues that housing insecurity must be reframed in terms of the racialized system of property rights and access in the United States. Using Foucault and Marxist accounts of labor and surplus, it shows that homelessness becomes productive in the context of knowledge and service economies as surplus waste to be managed.

Keywords:   housing needs, racialized subordination, housing insecurity, property rights, surplus, homelessness, service economies, social welfare, urban capitalism

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.