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Gimme Shelter: A Social History of Homelessness in Contemporary America
by Gregg Barak
According to current projections, the number of homeless in the United States will continue to swell in the 1990s unless more aggressive efforts to combat the problem are initiated. Based upon a thorough analysis of the underlying social and political causes of homelessness in this country, this study takes a hard look at the realities and misconceptions that surround the ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Praeger Publishers
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So I'm looking for information on homelessness and the top recommended item, I find, after I start reading it, is an accessible, well defended analysis of American homelessness that I both enjoyed reading and found incredibly informative. It's also from 1991. Over and over again, Barak refers to what the 90's will bring (or have to bring), and it's fascinating to know so little about homelessness that, to me, everything he said about homelessness in 1988 could easily apply (with a few more peopl ...more