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At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness

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In their compelling examination of what it means to be truly at home on the street, Jason Wasserman and Jeffrey Clair argue that programs and policies addressing homeless people too often serve only to alienate them. Wasserman and Clair delve into the complex realities of homelessness to paint a gripping picture of individuals - not cases or pathologies - living on the str ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Lynne Rienner Publishers (first published November 15th 2009)
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Damien Roberts
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had to read this for a sociology course with a focus on poverty. Another book I had to read was "Nickel and Dimed". This one, in my opinion, captures the struggles of poverty in a much stronger way than Barbara Ehrenreich's attempt did. It wasn't perfect, as in almost any case study there are easily disputable points, but I thought it was a very strong glimpse into the struggles so many marginalized American's go through.
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An approachable overview. Worth reading.
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Lent valuable insight into what it means to be street homeless, yet left me wanting for solutions.
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Starts out strong, so far has somewhat lost my interest...but perhaps will get better.
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