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Homeless : narratives from the streets

Phillips, Joshua Daniel, author

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  • Creator Joshua D. Phillips
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016
    • ©2016
  • Physical Details
    • vii, 196 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781476664576, 1476664579, 9781476625270, 9781476625270
  • OCLC ocn948547946

Summary

  • "While it's important to understand how economic systems affect the homeless, it's equally important to learn about day-to-day realities faced by those who rely on public policies. Drawing on the author's experience working in the homeless community, this book presents some of their stories of loss, abuse, addiction and marginalization through interviews, observations and ethnographic research"--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186) and index.

Contents

  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Camden, New Jersey -- Introduction -- Camden, New Jersey -- Researching homelessness -- Defining homelessness -- The case for narratives -- Stories of homelessness -- Losing everything -- Navigating the system -- Manipulating the system -- Seeking recognition/finding community -- What's next? -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: List of participants and demographics -- Appendix B: Guiding interview questions -- Bibliography -- Index
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