Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures

Shelter Series: "Disciplines of Home: Reading Textbooks for Young People about Homelessness" by Dr. Mavis Reimer

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The 1980s saw a proliferation of textbooks designed for primary and secondary schools on the topic of homelessness and the homeless. In this talk, I try to answer the question of the social and political function of these textbooks, by considering how the texts and illustrations position their readers in relation to the ideas of home and homelessness.

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