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A nation in denial : the truth about homelessness

Author: Alice S Baum; Donald W Burnes
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When homelessness became increasingly visible in the early 1980s, most Americans were reluctant to admit that the homeless people they encountered were chronically disabled by alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental illness. The media, policymakers, and the American public, persuaded by advocates for the homeless, came to believe that the homeless were simply victims of the hardships of poverty and the lack of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baum, Alice S.
Nation in denial.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1993
(OCoLC)622387923
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice S Baum; Donald W Burnes
ISBN: 0813382440 9780813382449 0813382459 9780813382456
OCLC Number: 27144381
Description: xiv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who are the homeless? --
The Baby Boom and homelessness --
Family homelessness and the underclass --
A homeless man's story --
America's response: part of the problem --
A history of homelessness --
The politics of homelessness --
Causes and solutions: confusion and denial --
The truth about homelessness --
Tragedy on the streets: a call to action.
Responsibility: Alice S. Baum and Donald W. Burnes.

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Challenges the accepted notions of homelessness and presents scientific evidence to show that most homeless adults are also suffering from other problems, such as substance abuse and mental illness.  Read more...

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