V. Denise James, Ph.D.
The main goal of my thesis is to articulate the problem of homelessness. In order to do this, I examine philosopher Eva Kittay’s work on disability and equality. Throughout her work, Kittay uses the terms human interconnectedness, oppression and citizenship. These three terms serve as the major concepts I explore. Human interconnectedness highlights the links that humans share with one another as interdependent beings. Oppression is the term used to describe how certain individuals or groups in society are treated unequally or are rejected from society. Finally, exploration of citizenship shows the importance of identities in society and how they allow or prevent equality. These considerations use gender as a lens for an inclusive examination of homelessness.
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Vieson, Jamie, "The Stigma of Homelessness as an Identity: Homelessness as a Gendered Condition" (2018). Honors Theses. 195.