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dc.contributor.authorBowen, Jay Eliot
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:26:52Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:26:52Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherbowen_jay_e_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bowen_jay_e_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26245
dc.description.abstractThe Mad Housers is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to building free shelters for homeless individuals. They are unique among registered non-profit organizations in that they challenge existing power structures by trespassing onto private land to build their shelters. This project examines the Mad Housers, in light of these actions, in order to determine where they exist on a scale between direct service and direct action. In doing this, the research reviews some of the literature that has defined the concepts of direct service and direct action in the past. While much of this literature poses these concepts as poles that exist in opposition to one another, research on the Mad Housers suggests a new form of community organizing that embodies these concepts in unison with little confrontation between them. Future research on the Mad Housers and other contemporary community organizations could suggest a new trend in civic activism.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectMad Housers
dc.subjectHomelessness
dc.subjectDirect service
dc.subjectDirect action
dc.subjectCharity
dc.subjectCommunity organizing
dc.subjectChurches
dc.subjectTrespassing
dc.subjectRight to the city
dc.subjectTent City
dc.subjectFuntown
dc.subjectGeorgia
dc.subjectAthens
dc.subjectAtlanta
dc.titleGeographies of direct action and homelessness
dc.title.alternativethe political ideologies and spatial practices of the Mad Housers and the homeless population of Athens, GA
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorNikolas Heynen
dc.description.committeeNikolas Heynen
dc.description.committeeSteven Holloway
dc.description.committeeAndrew Herod


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