HOMELESS – THE NEW LEPERS?
Laurie Taylor goes down and out in Paris with Patrick Declerk, a French Psychoanalyst, ethnologist, and founder of the first counselling service for the homeless in France.
Patrick Declerk is the author of Les Naufragés (Shipwrecked), a best-selling study of the homeless of Paris. He has spent four years on the streets, sleeping rough, begging and being picked up by police in a quest to get inside the head of a homeless person.
Patrick Declerk explains why some projects aimed at helping the homeless sometimes do more harm than good and discusses the ambivalent feelings people have about the homeless, pity and guilt but also frustration and fear.
CONSUMING THE CARIBBEAN
Laurie Taylor talks to two Caribbean experts, Mimi Sheller, Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University and author of Consuming the Caribbean and Democracy After Slavery and Caribbean historian, Professor Jim Walvin, from the History Department at York University.
They discuss the ways we’ve eaten not only the Caribbean’s sugar, rum, and bananas, but also the images of its beaches, its plants and its people. What is it that we find so appetising about the West Indies?
Les Naufragés: Avec les clochards de Paris
by Patrick Declerk
Paris, Plon, 2001, collection Terre Humaine
Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2003
‘On the necessary suffering of the poor’
Oxford Playhouse Box Office
Tel: 01865 305305
A history of the Caribbean
Pimlico ISBN 0712667636
Making the Black Atlantic: Britain and the African Diaspora (The Black Atlantic)
Leicester University Press
Britain's Slave Empire
The Quakers: Money and Morals
John Murray ISBN 071955750X
Fruits of Empire: Exotic Produce and British Taste, 1660-1800
New York Univ Press
Ian Randle Publishers
Department of History
University of York
Tel: 01904 432981/432982
Consuming the Caribbean: From Arwaks to Zombies
Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica
Tel: 01524 65201
Quote from Stuart Hall’s essay
Old and New Identities, Old and New Ehtnicities
from Culture, Globalisation and the world System: Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity
ed. A. King (Macmillan)
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