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Homeless : narratives from the streets

Author: Joshua Daniel Phillips
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While it's important to understand how economic systems affect the homeless, it's equally important to learn about day-to-day realities faced by those who rely on public policies. Drawing on the author's experience working in the homeless community, this book presents some of their stories of loss, abuse, addiction and marginalization through interviews, observations and ethnographic research"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2016036008
(OCoLC)948547946
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Daniel Phillips
ISBN: 9781476625270 1476625271
OCLC Number: 959954001
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface ; Part I: Camden, New Jersey; 1-Introduction; 2-Frank's Place ; Part II: Researching Homelessness; 3-Defining Homelessness; 4-The Case for Narratives ; Part III: Stories of Homelessness; 5-Losing Everything; 6-Navigating the System ; 7-Manipulating the System ; 8-Seeking Recognition/Finding Community ; Part IV: What's Next?; 9-Conclusion; 10-Epilogue. Appendix A: List of Participants and Demographics Appendix B: Guiding Interview Questions ; Bibliography ; Index.
Responsibility: Joshua D. Phillips.

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"While it's important to understand how economic systems affect the homeless, it's equally important to learn about day-to-day realities faced by those who rely on public policies. Drawing on the author's experience working in the homeless community, this book presents some of their stories of loss, abuse, addiction and marginalization through interviews, observations and ethnographic research"--

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