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Wolch, Jennifer R.

Overview
Works: 67 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 3,315 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HV4506.L67, 362.50979494
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Most widely held works by Jennifer R Wolch
Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city by Jennifer R Wolch ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why are there so many people living in the streets today? Why are thousands more only a paycheck or two away from homelessness? In this book, Jennifer Wolch and Michael Dear reveal how homelessness happens and why "blaming the victim" doesn't work or even make sense. Malign Neglect tells the truth about homelessness in America - how we have chosen to ignore it, how our elected officials prefer not to think about it, how homelessness has become so widespread, and why any of us could become its next victims. It also clarifies what professionals and citizens alike can do to make a difference. Malign Neglect provides a detailed account of how the homeless individual is linked to wider national, even global, forces of social change. Wolch and Dear reveal how patterns of neglect by public leadership have combined with structural changes in society to make homelessness "the most visible tip of a vast iceberg of poverty and deprivation" that has emerged out of the politics and economics of the 1980s. The authors show how twenty years of economic restructuring, the dismantling of the welfare state, demographic changes, and the collapse of affordable housing markets have led to the current crisis of homelessness. Using the example of Los Angeles, dubbed "the homeless capital of the United States," Malign Neglect demonstrates the impact of two decades of welfare cutbacks and economic dislocation at the local level. It provides definitive accounts of the street lives of homeless people, illuminating the subculture of chronic homelessness. The authors examine local community reactions to the homeless on the streets of Venice, Pasadena, and Los Angeles and tell the story of what life is like for the homeless women on Skid Row. They describe the social networks that promote survival among people who have reached rock bottom and show how escape from homelessness requires integrated support services - for housing, health, job training, and substance abuse counseling
Landscapes of despair : from deinstitutionalization to homelessness by M. J Dear ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Power of geography : how territory shapes social life ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animal geographies : place, politics, and identity in the nature-culture borderlands ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Up against the sprawl : public policy and the making of Southern California ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shadow state : government and voluntary sector in transition by Jennifer R Wolch ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The service hub concept in human services planning by M. J Dear ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural diversity and attitudes toward marine wildlife : a conceptual framework by Lyndell Nelson Whitley ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles in an era of welfare reform : implications for poor people and community well-being by Jennifer R Wolch ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Power of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) How Territory Shapes Social Life by Jennifer R Wolch ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book illuminates the profound influence of geography on everyday life. Concentrating on the realm of social reproduction - gender, family, education, culture and tradition, race, ethnicity the contributors provide both an articulation of a theory of territory and reproduction and concrete empirical analyses of the evolution of social practices in particular places. At the core of the book's contribution is the concept of society as a 'time-space' fabric, upon which are engraved the processes of political, economic and socio-cultural life. A second distinctive feature of the book
Attitudes toward marine wildlife among visitors to an urban science museum by Lyndell Nelson Whitley ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homelessness and the politics of turf : the case of Venice, California by Brendan J Gleeson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A proposed methodology for assessing social networks of the homeless in a sample of Los Angeles communities by Stacy Rowe ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designing the "Attitudes toward marine wildlife survey" by Lyndell Nelson Whitley ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Residential location of the service-dependent poor by Jennifer R Wolch ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning as crisis management : an analysis of London's voluntary sector by Jennifer R Wolch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Attitudes toward marine wildlife : designing a focus group analysis for culturally diverse settings by Unna Lassiter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The residential location behavior of service-dependent households by Jennifer R Wolch ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homelessness and the cities : local government policies and practices in Southern California by Robin M Law ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social networks in time and space : homeless women in skid row, Los Angeles by Stacy Rowe ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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