Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Reckoning With Homelessness

Reckoning With Homelessness - 03 edition

Reckoning With Homelessness - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780801488344

ISBN10: 0801488346

Reckoning With Homelessness by Kim Hopper - ISBN 9780801488344
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published:
International: No
Reckoning With Homelessness by Kim Hopper - ISBN 9780801488344

ISBN13: 9780801488344

ISBN10: 0801488346

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

List price: $23.95

All of our used books are 100% hand-inspected and guaranteed! Happy you, happy us.

Ships directly from us
You Save $11.97 (50%)
$11.98

This title is currently not available in digital format.

Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

shop us with confidence

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.