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

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010 - Political Science - 252 pages
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In their compelling 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.Wasserman and Clair delve into the complex realities of homelessness to paint a gripping picture of individualsżnot cases or pathologiesżliving 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.

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Review: At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness

User 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 Homelessness

User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

Starts out strong, so far has somewhat lost my interest...but perhaps will get better. Read full review

Contents

Causes of Homelessness
49
Saving Souls
199
Improving Research Improving Policy
215
Copyright

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