Amoshaun Toft: Telling the same old story at Third and Pine

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IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft is interviewed in “Telling the same old story at Third and Pine,” a current analysis of homelessness discourse published by Real Change News. The article argues that that Toft’s previous research on homelessness discourse from 2008, along with a subsequent journal article from 2014, provides a useful framework for understanding the current framing of homeless sweeps in Seattle.

“As I do my own reading of the news on homeless encampment sweeps and this emphasis on crime and property theft in Seattle, I’m seeing a lot of similar stuff. It seems like the same playbook, really,” Toft tells Real Change.