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Spaces of trauma : young people, homelessness and violence

Jordan, Lucinda 2012, Spaces of trauma : young people, homelessness and violence, Youth studies Australia, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 11-17.

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Title Spaces of trauma : young people, homelessness and violence
Author(s) Jordan, Lucinda
Journal name Youth studies Australia
Volume number 31
Issue number 4
Start page 11
End page 17
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 1038-2569
1839-4914
Summary Little contemporary research has examined young people’s experiences ofviolence and homelessness in detail within the Australian context. This articledraws upon qualitative research with 33 homeless youth in Melbourne andseeks to enhance understanding of the impact of violence on young people.It argues that everyday experiences of violence play a central role in shapinghomeless young people’s lived experiences, traumatising young people andviolating any sense of connection and home. It suggests that violence is notonly a causal factor for homelessness, but also exacerbates and prolongs homelessness.
Language eng
Field of Research 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940116 Social Class and Inequalities
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049936

Document type: Journal Article
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