"STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL IN THE STREETS": EXAMINING HOMELESSNESS IN PORTUGAL

  • Ferreira, S. M.
Abstract:
This paper specifically addresses the key elements that constitute the subphase 1.2 “struggling for survival in the streets” of the original grounded Theory “surviving the streets”. The first section addresses the particularities that comprise each phase of the GT. The specific features of phase 1 are presented in more detail. The second section of the papers summarizes the research method, specifically: (i) characterization of participants [homeless (n = 38), professionals (n = 47) and previously homeless (n = 11)], (ii) brief instruments description (interview scripts, observation approaches) and (iii) procedure [interview protocols for each group, observation of street intervention (n=434) and memos, documental analysis (e.g., documents produced by homeless); ethical guidelines]. The third section synthetizes subphase 1.1. In order to accomplish that purpose the presentation of critical problems/preoccupations antecedes the explanation of predominant discursive patterns and behaviors (not) performed to deal with them. Complementarily, this section also includes comments on the main divergences from this and the previous and subsequent subphases of the GT, taking in consideration the expectations mentioned by (previous) homeless, highest difficulties/barriers and identified opportunities. The papers finish with references on further research on this subject.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Homeless; surviving the streets; Adults; Grounded Theory
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
11-18
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-19-5
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/32/S11.002
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