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Good Relations, Micro-Entrepreneurship, And Permissive Spaces: “Transitional” Homelessness In St. Petersburg

Höjdestrand, Tova LU (2011) In Urban Geography 32(7). p.957-971
Abstract
This study examines how survival strategies of homeless people in St. Petersburg, Russia, have been affected by “roll back” and “roll out” patterns of neoliberalism. The chaotic transition to market economy after 1990 caused widespread poverty, but it also provided opportunities that allowed the most marginalized people to carve out niches to exist. Outdoor markets, railway stations, and other places of petty commerce provided options to make money, while spaces for privacy and rest were offered in the dilapidated and neglected apartment blocs. After the year 2000, however, a thorough urban revitalization of the city has seriously reconfigured these spaces, thus jeopardizing the survival of the homeless.
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social anthropology, homelessness, urban studies, socialantropologi
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Urban Geography
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32
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7
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957 - 971
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Bellwether Publishing Ltd
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0272-3638
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10.2747/0272-3638.32.7.957
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English
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  abstract     = {This study examines how survival strategies of homeless people in St. Petersburg, Russia, have been affected by “roll back” and “roll out” patterns of neoliberalism. The chaotic transition to market economy after 1990 caused widespread poverty, but it also provided opportunities that allowed the most marginalized people to carve out niches to exist. Outdoor markets, railway stations, and other places of petty commerce provided options to make money, while spaces for privacy and rest were offered in the dilapidated and neglected apartment blocs. After the year 2000, however, a thorough urban revitalization of the city has seriously reconfigured these spaces, thus jeopardizing the survival of the homeless.},
  author       = {Höjdestrand, Tova},
  issn         = {0272-3638},
  keyword      = {social anthropology,homelessness,urban studies,socialantropologi},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {957--971},
  publisher    = {Bellwether Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Urban Geography},
  title        = {Good Relations, Micro-Entrepreneurship, And Permissive Spaces: “Transitional” Homelessness In St. Petersburg},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272-3638.32.7.957},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2011},
}