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Life in the shadow of the media

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Hodgetts, Darrin; Hodgetts, Andrea; Radley, Alan

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Abstract Media images pervading everyday life often reproduce inequitable social relations that adversely affect the lives of vulnerable people. This article explores the influence of media representations of homelessness as a source of characterizations that are used by homeless people when representing themselves. To do this, it draws on life narrative interviews, photographic exercises and phogo-based discussions with 12 single rough sleepers from London. It documents how participants both reproduce common media storylines foregrounding their differences from housed people and emphasizes aspects of their lives that do not feature in media portrayals, but which invoke their `normality'.
Free Keywords audience; community; estrangement; homelessness; media;
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 497-516
Journal European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (2006) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549406063166
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)