An analysis of alternative identity creation and resisting ascribed stigmatized identities through the study of Hungarian homeless blogs and street newspaper articles

diko, gabor zoltan (2012) An analysis of alternative identity creation and resisting ascribed stigmatized identities through the study of Hungarian homeless blogs and street newspaper articles. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation analysed the different ways Hungarian homeless bloggers and street newspaper authors coped with the stigma attached to homelessness. The research relied on previous studies on homeless stigma management strategies. It was being argued that new understandings about the concept stigma, direct research to paying particular attention to the views of homeless people themselves in the form of unsolicited data represented by on-line documents. These documents created without the involvement of researchers, may not show the full range of stigma management strategies that can be explored through the direct observation of homeless participants, but they give readers an in-depth understanding of the nature of activism in homelessness. Homeless activism is a neglected area of research and has been called into question by many researchers. Through the examination of the voices of homeless people, it was possible to get further insights into the importance reflective social work practice, which gives an ever greater validity to the opinions of service users.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 11:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:06
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/8773

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