Tell Them Who I Am

Author: Elliot Liebow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107467

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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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.

Tell Them who I Am

The Lives of Homeless Women

Author: Elliot Liebow

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140241372

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

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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.

Tell Them who I Am

The Lives of Homeless Women

Author: Elliot Liebow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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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.

Down and Out in America

The Origins of Homelessness

Author: Peter H. Rossi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616232X

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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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.

The Girl's Guide to Homelessness

A Memoir

Author: Brianna Karp

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459201675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Although her young life was scarred by violence and abuse, Karp stayed focused on her dream of a steady job and a home of her own. By age twenty-two her dream became reality. Karp loved her job as an executive assistant and signed the lease on a tiny cottage near the beach. And then the Great Recession hit. Karp, like millions of others, lost her job. In the six months between the day she was laid off and the day she was forced out onto the street, Karp scrambled for temp work and filed hundreds of job applications, only to find all doors closed. When she inherited a thirty-foot travel trailer after her father's suicide, Karp parked it in a Walmart parking lot and began to blog about her search for work and a way back.

Tally's Corner

A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men

Author: Elliot Liebow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528963

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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The first edition of Tally's Corner, a sociological classic, was the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis--that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior--and alternative explanations that many African Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men in families. Elliot Liebow's new introduction to this long-awaited revised edition bring the book up to date. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders

Homeless in San Francisco

Author: Teresa Gowan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816648697

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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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.

Rachel and Her Children

Homeless Families in America

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307764192

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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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.

The Homeless

Author: Christopher Jencks

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674405967

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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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.

Under the Overpass

A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America

Author: Mike Yankoski

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 030756343X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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5th Anniversary - Updated & Expanded Edition With foreword by Francis Chan Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless? Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities—from Washington D.C. to San Diego— and they put themselves to the test. For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they’d always known…to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America. Mike and Sam's story is gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating. What you encounter in these pages will radically alter how you see your world—and may even change your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Not All of Us Are Saints

A Doctor's Journey With the Poor

Author: David Hilfiker, M.D.

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 146680291X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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"A powerful report of the experiences of a physician living and practicing medicine in the inner city ... A deeply disturbing picture of the degradation of ghetto life and a painfully honest account of one man's attempt to do something about it." - Kirkus Reviews

Street Crazy

America's Mental Health Tragedy

Author: Stephen B. Seager

Publisher: Westcom Press

ISBN: 9780966582772

Category: Homeless persons

Page: 197

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No Longer Homeless

How the Ex-Homeless Get and Stay Off the Streets

Author: David Wagner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538110083

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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No Longer Homeless is a powerful look at a group of people we rarely hear about—those who have formerly been on the streets—sharing the details of their lives to help individuals, organizations, and communities learn to better support the ongoing challenges of homelessness.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Almost Home

Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope

Author: Kevin Ryan,Tina Kelley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118230473

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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In this moving and inspirational book from Covenant House, six extraordinary young people share their personal stories of living life alone on streets and how they dealt with such issues as drug addiction, family violence, prostitution, rejection based out on sexual orientation and teen parenthood. Original.

Lost in Space

The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness

Author: Randall Amster

Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 269

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Amster explores the historical and contemporary implications of homelessness as a social and spatial problem, drawing upon academic disciplines and policy concerns ranging from urban geography to legal advocacy. Homeless people find themselves in a struggle to preserve places that are theoretically open to everyone regardless of status. Urban spaces in particular manifest a complex ecology comprised of people, culture, architecture, technology, and the natural environment, expressed through gentrification, redevelopment, and privatization. In this ecology, homeless people are criminalized for performing basic activities such as sitting or sleeping. These trends are evident across the U.S. and internationally, linking local issues with wider forces of globalization.

The Longings of Women

A Novel

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504033353

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

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An “extraordinary” novel of the intertwined lives of three troubled women, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Gone to Soldiers (San Francisco Chronicle). When her best friend’s death rattles her sense of complacency, college professor Leila Landsman decides she’s finally had enough of her cheating husband. Leila throws herself into her work and encounters Becky Burgess, a local woman who climbed her way out of poverty but whose success is completely halted when she becomes the prime suspect in her husband’s murder. Meanwhile, Leila’s housekeeper, Mary Burke, is no stranger to failed marriage. Abandoned by her husband for a younger woman, and unable to support herself on her own income alone, Mary now secretly sleeps in her clients’ houses, hiding her homelessness to remain employed and survive. Flawed but resourceful, frightened yet determined, these three women must draw on an inner strength they never knew existed to make it without the men they’ve come to depend on. Although their situations differ, Leila, Becky, and Mary have all reached their tipping points—and each is about to be pushed to the brink—in this gripping and relatable story of the dangers of dependence and the liberating power of self-reliance.

Crossing the Border

Encounters Between Homeless People and Outreach Workers

Author: Michael Rowe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218833

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This ethnography of the relationship between the homeless and outreach workers paints a rich picture of not only the homeless themselves, but how members of this marginalized group interact with the social service community.

Hard Lives, Mean Streets

Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women

Author: N.A

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537219

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women