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Street Kids: Homeless Youth, Outreach, and Policing New York's Streets

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Street outreach workers comb public places such as parks, vacant lots, and abandoned waterfronts to search for young people who are living out in public spaces, if not always in the public eye. "Street Kids" opens a window to the largely hidden world of street youth, drawing on their detailed and compelling narratives to give new insight into the experiences of youth homel ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by New York University Press
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Andrea
A thought-provoking ethnography of youth on the streets and those who try to reach out to them – and one that faces squarely all of the ethical issues involved in an academic studying such a population. I appreciated that so much, as I did the fact that she became an outreach volunteer for two years to complete the study. Thus ‘What I learned is that when young people tell adults anything about their lives, it is a gift’ (18).

I also appreciated that this got beyond some of the more liberal hear
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Possibly the finest book ever written by a human being. And she says nice things about her editorial assistants too!
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Kristina Gibson is an author, photographer and the owner of Magpie Bookshop in Catskill, NY. She is currently working on a critical social history of homeless youth in the United States.
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