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Homelessness handbook

Author: David Levinson; Marcy Ross
Publisher: Great Barrington, Mass. : Berkshire Pub. Group, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Featuring the research and analysis of the leading historians and social scientists in the field of homelessness, the Homelessness Handbook elucidates, motivates, and empowers - the ideal reference  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Reference works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Levinson; Marcy Ross
ISBN: 9781933782034 193378203X
OCLC Number: 77116854
Description: xii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The faces of homelessness --
[pt. 1]. Homelessness in the past --
Vagrancy --
Workhouses --
Poorhouses --
Hobo and tramp literature --
Great Depression --
Skid Row era --
[pt. 2]. Our homeless neighbors --
The homeless, who are they and how many? --
Patterns of homelessness --
Homelessness in rural America --
Homelessness in suburbia --
The homelessness we don't see --
Homeless women --
Homeless families --
Homeless youth --
Homeless African-Americans --
Homeless Latino(a)s --
Homeless older persons --
Homeless veterans --
[pt. 3]. Lifestyles and life issues --
Course of homelessness --
Living on the margins --
Survival strategies --
Moving around and about --
Panhandling --
Work on the streets --
Prostitution --
Street newspapers --
Impact of homelessness on children --
Parenting issues --
Trauma and victimization --
Health problems --
Hunger and nutrition --
Alcohol and drugs --
[pt. 4]. How others see the homeless --
Media portrayals of the homeless --
Homelessness in documentary film --
Homelessness in narrative film --
Photographing the homeless. [pt. 5]. Explaining homelessness --
Causes of homelessness --
Deindustrialization --
Deinstitutionalization --
Gentrification --
The affordable housing crisis --
Stressful life events --
Preventing and alleviating homelessness --
Prevention approaches --
Housing issues and solutions --
Homeless organizing --
Issues for libraries in serving the homeless --
Criminal activity and policing --
[pt. 6]. Homelessness in U.S. cities --
Dallas --
Los Angeles --
Minneapolis and St. Paul --
New York City --
Philadelphia --
St. Louis --
Washington, D.C. --
[pt. 7]. Homelessness around the world --
International perspectives on homelessness --
Housing and homelessness in developing nations --
Bangladesh --
Calcutta --
Canada --
France --
Japan --
Mumbai --
Russia --
United Kingdom --
Zimbabwe --
Glossary --
Organizations --
Index --
List of contributors --
About the editors.
Responsibility: David Levinson and Marcy Ross, editors.
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