SRV in the News: Stripping of Valued Roles
This rather sensational story making the rounds on the internet these past few days is useful for highlighting several SRV-related issues. As Wolfensberger posthumously points out in the latest issue of the SRV journal (December 2011), one devalued class of people may be subjected to the same particular wound. In the case of the article above, the wound is the stripping of the home ownership role from working and middle-class Americans so as to make people virtually homeless overnight. Since the housing crash of 2008, millions of Americans have been stripped of the highly valued role of home owner and have found themselves pushed into other more devalued roles, such as public housing resident, homeless person, or even the role of “squatter”. The title of this article from the Los Angeles times aptly describes the situation for many: “Squatters say foreclosed homes beat homeless shelters”
For more on the systematic stripping of roles, along with many other fascinating articles, see the latest issue of the SRV Journal.
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