Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People
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Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People

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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 h...more
Paperback, 405 pages
Published February 12th 1993 by University of California Press (first published 1993)
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