Tell Them Who I Am

Author : Elliot Liebow
ISBN : 9781439107461
Genre : Social Science
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He observes them, creating portraits that are intimate and objective, while breaking down stereotypes and dehumanizing labels often used to describe the homeless. Liebow writes about their daily habits, constant struggles, their humor, compassion and strength.
Category: Social Science

Tell Them Who I Am

Author : Elliot Liebow
ISBN : 014024137X
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53.97 MB
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he observes them, creating portraits that are intimate and objective, while breaking down stereotypes and dehumanizing labels often used to describe the homeless. Liebow writes about their daily habits, constant struggles, their humor, compassion and strength. National syndicated radio interview.
Category: Political Science

Tell Them Who I Am

Author : Elliot Liebow
ISBN : UOM:39015053539048
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44.19 MB
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An investigation into the lives of homeless women, based on firsthand encounters and interviews, describes how they meet their most basic needs, the reasons for their homelessness, their personal struggles, and the sobering obstacles they confront on a daily basis.
Category: Social Science

Down And Out In America

Author : Peter H. Rossi
ISBN : 9780226162324
Genre : Social Science
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The most accurate and comprehensive picture of homelessness to date, this study offers a powerful explanation of its causes, proposes short- and long-term solutions, and documents the striking contrasts between the homeless of the 1950s and 1960s and the contemporary homeless population, which is younger and contains more women, children, and blacks.
Category: Social Science

Hobos Hustlers And Backsliders

Author : Teresa Gowan
ISBN : 9780816648696
Genre : Social Science
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Gowan shows some of the diverse ways that men on the street in San Francisco struggle for survival, autonomy, and self-respect. Living for weeks at a time among homeless men--working side-by-side with them as they collected cans, bottles, and scrap metal; helping them set up camp; watching and listening as they panhandled and hawked newspapers; and accompanying them into soup kitchens, jails, welfare offices, and shelters--Gowan immersed herself in their routines, their personal stories, and their perspectives on life on the streets. She observes a wide range of survival techniques, from the illicit to the industrious, from drug dealing to dumpster diving. She also discovered that prevailing discussions about homelessness and its causes--homelessness as pathology, homelessness as moral failure, and homelessness as systemic failure--powerfully affect how homeless people see themselves and their ability to change their situation.
Category: Social Science

Rachel And Her Children

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780307764195
Genre : Social Science
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"Extraordinarily affecting....A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness." THE BOSTON GLOBE There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN is an unforgettable record for humanity, of the desperate voices of the men, women, and especially children, and their hourly struggle for survival, homeless in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Shelter Blues

Author : Robert R. Desjarlais
ISBN : 9780812206432
Genre : Social Science
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Desjarlais shows us not anonymous faces of the homeless but real people. While it is estimated that 25 percent or more of America's homeless are mentally ill, their lives are largely unknown to us. What must life be like for those who, in addition to living on the street, hear voices, suffer paranoid delusions, or have trouble thinking clearly or talking to others. Shelter Blues is an innovative portrait of people residing in Boston's Station Street Shelter. It examines the everyday lives of more than 40 homeless men and women, both white and African-American, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-60s. Based on a sixteen-month study, it draws readers into the personal worlds of these individuals and, by addressing the intimacies of homelessness, illness, and abjection, picks up where most scholarship and journalism stops. Robert Desjarlais works against the grain of media representations of homelessness by showing us not anonymous stereotypes but individuals. He draws on conversations as well as observations, talking with and listening to shelter residents to understand how they relate to their environment, to one another, and to those entrusted with their care. His book considers their lives in terms of a complex range of forces and helps us comprehend the linkages between culture, illness, personhood, and political agency on the margins of contemporary American society. Shelter Blues is unlike anything else ever written about homelessness. It challenges social scientists and mental health professionals to rethink their approaches to human subjectivity and helps us all to better understand one of the most pressing problems of our time.
Category: Social Science

The Homeless

Author : Christopher Jencks
ISBN : 067440596X
Genre : Social Science
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Late in the 1970s, Americans began to notice more people sleeping in public places and wandering the streets. By the late 1980s, the homeless were everywhere--a grim reminder of America's social and economic troubles. Renowned social analyst Jencks discusses the causes and extent of this problem and what can be done about it. Line illustrations and tables.
Category: Social Science

American Apartheid

Author : Douglas S. Massey
ISBN : 0674018214
Genre : Social Science
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This powerful and disturbing book links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities. "A major contribution to our study of both racism and poverty".--Washington Post Book World.
Category: Social Science

Janitors Street Vendors And Activists

Author : Christian Zlolniski
ISBN : 9780520246416
Genre : History
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A thorough analysis of Mexican immigrants employed in Silicon Valley's low-wage jobs reveals how advanced capitalist economies have incorporated these workers as an integral part of the economy through subcontracting and other flexible labor practices, examining how working conditions and the workers' daily lives are affected.
Category: History