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Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders Homeless in San Francisco

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ISBN-10: 0816669678

ISBN-13: 9780816669677

Edition: 2010

Authors: Teresa Gowan

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When homelessness reemerged in American cities during the 1980s at levels not seen since the Great Depression, it initially provoked shock and outrage. Within a few years, however, what had been perceived as a national crisis came to be seen as a nuisance, with early sympathies for the plight of the homeless giving way to compassion fatigue and then condemnation. Debates around the problem of homelessnessoften set in terms of sin, sickness, and the failure of the social systemhave come to profoundly shape how homeless people survive and make sense of their plights. InHobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders, Teresa Gowan vividly depicts the lives of homeless men in San Francisco and analyzes the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 7/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: Sin, Sickness, and the System
Urban Ethnography beyond the Culture Wars
Managing Homelessness in the United States
The Street
Watch Out, San Francisco! Ain't Gonna Get No Peace
Some Other Kind of Life
Word on the Street
No One Loves a Loser
The New Hobos
Rabble Management
Like I Need More Drugs in My Life?
The Homeless Archipelago
A Little Room for Myself
The Old Runaround: Class Cleansing in San Francisco
The Road to Nowheresville