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Reckoning With Homelessness

Reckoning With Homelessness - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801488344

Cover of Reckoning With Homelessness 03 (ISBN 978-0801488344)
ISBN13: 978-0801488344
ISBN10: 0801488346
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $22.95

Reckoning With Homelessness - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801488344

Kim Hopper

ISBN13: 978-0801488344
ISBN10: 0801488346
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Kim Hopper has dedicated his career to trying to correct the problem of homelessness in the United States. In his powerful book, he draws upon his dual strengths as anthropologist and advocate to provide a deeper understanding of the roots of homelessness. He also investigates the complex attitudes brought to bear on the issue since his pioneering fieldwork with Ellen Baxter twenty years ago helped put homelessness on the public agenda.

Beginning with his own introduction to the problem in New York, Hopper uses ethnography, literature, history, and activism to place homelessness into historical context and to trace the process by which homelessness came to be recognized as an issue. He tells the largely neglected story of homelessness among African Americans and vividly portrays various sites of public homelessness, such as airports. His accounts of life on the streets make for powerful reading.