Callous Objects
  • Release Date : 15 December 2017
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 79 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781452956879
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Download or read book entitled Callous Objects by author: Robert Rosenberger which was release on 15 December 2017 and published by U of Minnesota Press with total page 79 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings Callous Objects unearths cases in which cities push homeless people out of public spaces through a combination of policy and strategic design. Robert Rosenberger examines such commonplace devices as garbage cans, fences, signage, and benches—all of which reveal political agendas beneath the surface. Such objects have evolved, through a confluence of design and law, to be open to some uses and closed to others, but always capable of participating in collective ends on a large scale. Rosenberger brings together ideas from the philosophy of technology, social theory, and feminist epistemology to spotlight the widespread anti-homeless ideology built into our communities and enacted in law. Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

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