In the book, Parsell argues that to be homeless is to live with an absence of housing and a proliferation of services. It is this system of resources that constitutes the homeless person in contemporary society… Restricted from access to housing, people use a service system that requires them to passively take and use resources as either a client or recipient of charity. These roles people assume within the system – where they stay temporarily in shelter provided by others, are case managed by professionals, or eat and wash themselves courtesy of the good will of volunteers – confirm our preexisting beliefs of the homeless person as different, dependent, and thus in need of the system we have created for them and observe them in.

WHERE: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 141 Brookes Street, Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

COST: $22 inc GST

Cameron Parsell's Book launch

Wed 12 Sep 2018 5:30pm7:30pm


141 Brookes Street, Fortitude Valley
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Professor Mark Western, the Institute for Social Science Research Director and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, along with Professor Greg Marston, Head of School, School of Social Science will launch the book. Copies of The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society are available to purchase at the launch for $70. Books may also be pre-ordered when registering for a discounted price of $50.

Registration cost: $22 inc GST
Pre-order book: $50


Cassie Hughes
07 3365 6072