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Something Left to Lose Personal Relations and Survival among New York's Homeless

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ISBN-10: 1566395143

ISBN-13: 9781566395144

Edition: 1997

Authors: Gwendolyn A. Dordick

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Homelessness is usually discussed in terms of its origins or in terms of its amelioration. Media accounts focus on poverty, drug use, lack of shelter, the social safety net, or attempts by the homeless, social service agencies, and government to end homelessness by policy and direct action. Yet we never seem to get a clear picture of who the homeless are. We are exposed to them as asocial problembut we learn little about their daily existence. InSomething Left to LoseGwendolyn A. Dordick gives us a dramatic portrait of the social and personal lives of the homeless. Through her extensive "hanging out" with homeless people, Dordick came to a profound understanding of the web of relationships…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 4/21/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

On the Streets
"Your Word Is Your Bond": The Station
"Kindness for Weakness": The Shanty
In the Shelters
More Than Refuge: The Armory
"Stinkin' Thinkin'": The Private Shelter
From a Distance