At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010 - Political Science - 252 pages
"In their examination of what it means to be truly at home on the street, Jason Wasserman and Jeffrey Clair argue that programs and policies addressing homeless people too often serve only to alienate them. They delve into the complex realities of homelessness to paint a gripping picture of individuals - not cases or pathologies - living on the street and of their strategies for daily survival. By exploring the private spaces that those who are homeless create for themselves, as well as their prevailing social mores, the authors explain how well-intentioned policies and programs often only widen the gap between the indigent and mainstream society. The result is an unvarnished look at the culture of long-term homelessness and a fresh approach to reaching this resurgent population." --Book Jacket.
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Review: At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of HomelessnessUser Review - Damien Roberts - Goodreads
I had to read this for a sociology course with a focus on poverty. Another book I had to read was "Nickel and Dimed". This one, in my opinion, captures the struggles of poverty in a much stronger way ... Read full review
Review: At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of HomelessnessUser Review - Victoria - Goodreads
Starts out strong, so far has somewhat lost my interest...but perhaps will get better. Read full review