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At home on the street : people, poverty, and a hidden culture of homelessness

Author: Jason Adam Wasserman; Jeffrey M Clair
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an examination of what it means to be truly at home on the street. This title argues that programs and policies addressing homeless people too often serve only to alienate them. It delves  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Adam Wasserman; Jeffrey M Clair
ISBN: 9781588267252 1588267253 9781588267016 1588267016
OCLC Number: 768806551
Notes: Introduction: homelessness in the United States. Accessing a hidden population. Describing those who are homeless. Causes of homelessness. Urban space and relations on the street. The complex dispositions of those on the street. Street identities and creative resistance. Business, politics, and the moving ghetto. Homeless services: healing the sick. Religious approaches: saving souls. Conclusion: improving research, improving policy
Description: xi, 252 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: homelessness in the United States --
Accessing a hidden population --
Describing those who are homeless --
Causes of homelessness --
Urban space and relations on the street --
The complex dispositions of those on the street --
Street identities and creative resistance --
Business, politics, and the moving ghetto --
Homeless services: healing the sick --
Religious approaches: saving souls --
Conclusion: improving research, improving policy.
Responsibility: Jason Adam Wasserman and Jeffrey Michael Clair

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