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Wolch, Jennifer R.

Overview
Works: 75 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 3,646 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV4028, 362.50979494
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jennifer R Wolch
Landscapes of despair : from deinstitutionalization to homelessness by M. J Dear( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent--an unforeseen "solution" to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in Canada and the United States, Landscapes of Despair is a comprehensive analysis of these ghettos.Originally published in 1992.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 773 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
The Power of geography : how territory shapes social life by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 579 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
Animal geographies : place, politics, and identity in the nature-culture borderlands( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up against the sprawl : public policy and the making of Southern California( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow state : government and voluntary sector in transition by Jennifer R Wolch( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The service hub concept in human services planning by M. J Dear( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 61 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 )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, framed by the region's foremost experts on poverty, is the first comprehensive and scientifically rigorous analysis of the implications of welfare reform for the people and communities of Los Angeles (California). Direct and indirect impacts are considered. It is concluded that the number of welfare recipients in Los Angeles likely to slide deeper into poverty as a result of welfare reform is large. Planned reforms will mean a loss of jobs for Los Angeles County, and those expected to change from welfare to work will have grave difficulty securing employment. As some find work, others will lose opportunities. The County will face rising demands on its general relief program, health care services, and children's services, and it will lose Medi-Cal revenues. The extent of social problems related to poverty, such as poor health, child abuse, hunger, and homelessness, may rise significantly. Many communities in the area will be affected, as the impact spreads beyond the immediate city. Neither the voluntary nonprofit sector nor the county of Los Angeles has the economic or political capacity to replace the social safety net or protect the health and welfare of the area's residents. One appendix presents detailed impact calculations, and the other contains the input-output analysis. (Contains 19 tables and 16 figures.) (Sld)
The residential location behavior of service-dependent households by Jennifer R Wolch( )

4 editions published in 1979 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

Cultural diversity and attitudes toward marine wildlife : a conceptual framework by Lyndell Nelson Whitley( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 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

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

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 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

Local land-use regulation and Proposition 13 : some findings from a recent survey by Stuart A Gabriel( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural diversity, cultural conflict, and attitudes toward marine wildlife by Lyndell Nelson Whitley( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social networks in time and space : homeless women in skid row, Los Angeles by Stacy Rowe( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Malign neglect : homelessness in an American city
Alternative Names
Wolch, Jennifer

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English (88)

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Animal geographies : place, politics, and identity in the nature-culture borderlandsUp against the sprawl : public policy and the making of Southern California