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At Home on the Street

At Home on the Street - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1588267016

Cover of At Home on the Street 10 (ISBN 978-1588267016)
ISBN13: 978-1588267016
ISBN10: 1588267016

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.
Published: 2010
International: No

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At Home on the Street - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1588267016

Jason Adam Wasserman and Jeffrey Michael Clair

ISBN13: 978-1588267016
ISBN10: 1588267016

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

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 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.

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