With No Direction Home Homeless Youth on the Road and in the Streets

ISBN-10: 0534626491

ISBN-13: 9780534626495

Edition: 2005

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Description: This book gives voice to the homeless youth and is rich with material on their everyday lives, including living conditions and street experiences. The case study's strength lies in its ethnographic methodology, which combines direct observations and qualitative interviews. Ethnography is particularly important in describing populations and social environments that are hidden from normal observation, and is indispensable when exploring emerging phenomena, such as the formative fictive kin networks among street youth, or new ways of looking at drug addiction. Finkelstein discusses her own experiences with the street kids, including how she was able to develop a rapport within the "street scene."

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List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

Anne B. Koehler is a professor of decision sciences and the George and Mildred Panuska Professor of Business Administration at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She received a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1968 from Indiana University. Her interest in forecasting began with an internship at the J.M. Smucker Company in 1980. Professor Koehler began teaching statistics in 1975 and forecasting in 1990. She teaches courses in basic statistics, regression analysis, time series forecasting, and survey sampling. She is co-author of a paper in the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL SOCIETY (1997) that presented a state space model for the Holt-Winters multiplicative model and provided that method with a sound statistical basis. Professor Koehler has numerous publications, many of which are on forecasting with seasonal models and exponential smoothing methods. She is an associate editor for the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING, and for many years was the editor of the software reviews for that journal. She served on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters for 10 years. She is also as associate editor for DECISION SCIENCES and has twice served on the Board of Directors of the Decision Sciences Institute.Marni Finkelstein is currently an adjunct professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and works as the Senior Research Associate Vera Institute of Justice, both in New York City. She received her doctorate in social/cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research in 2001. Finkelstein also holds a Masters degree in journalism as well as social/cultural anthropology. The author spent two summers conducting field research in New York City and has included especially rich interview material and personal observations. As an anthropologist, her work focuses primarily on urban populations at risk. In addition to her research with street kids, she has conducted ethnographic studies on substance abuse, adolescence in the New York City foster care system, and victims of sexual assault. She lives, works, and teaches in New York City.

Preface
Who Are Street Kids
Meeting the Street Kids
Leaving Home
Socialization to the Streets and the Formation of Peer Networks
Going on the Road
Subsistance
Substance Use and Abuse
Victimization and Violence
Leaving the Streets
Summary and Conclusions
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