Down on Their Luck

Down on Their Luck

A Study of Homeless Street People

by Leon Anderson and David A. Snow

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 18/03/1993

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David Snow and Leon Anderson show us the wretched face of homelessness in late twentieth-century America in countless cities across the nation. Through hundreds of hours of interviews, participant observation, and random tracking of homeless people through social service agencies in Austin, Texas, Snow and Anderson reveal who the homeless are, how they live, and why they have ended up on the streets. Debunking current stereotypes of the homeless, "Down on Their Luck" sketches a portrait of men and women who are highly adaptive, resourceful, and pragmatic. Their survival is a tale of human resilience and determination, not one of frailty and disability.
ISBN:
9780520079892
Category:
Housing & homelessness
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
18-03-1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of California Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
405
Dimensions (mm):
211x148x25mm
Weight:
0.54kg

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