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Homelessness Handbook

Homelessness Handbook

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A thorough but compact and accessible text for undergraduates, professionals, and activists, written and edited by leading historians and social scientists who study homelessness. Hardcover, paperback, or ePDF stamped copy for individual use. Also available for Kindle.

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Packed with stories as well as thorough research and analysis from leading historians and social scientists, and compiled by the editor in chief of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Homelessness, the compact Homelessness Handbook is ideal for undergraduate courses and “will be indispensable for professionals working either to help people who are homeless or to address the causes of homelessness. It deserves high praise for its thoroughness…the essays do an excellent job of presenting the many issues related to this topic… Summing Up: Highly recommended.” —CHOICE. 

Homelessness in the Past

  • Vagrancy 1
  • Workhouses 5
  • Poorhouses 8
  • Hobo and Tramp Literature 11
  • Great Depression 14
  • Skid Row Era 18

Our Homeless Neighbors

  • The Homeless—Who Are They and How Many? 27
  • Patterns of Homelessness 36
  • Homelessness in Rural America 43
  • Homelessness in Suburbia 51
  • The Homelessness We Don’t See 58
  • Homeless Women 63
  • Homeless Families 72
  • Homeless Youth 80
  • Homeless African-Americans 88
  • Homeless Latino(a)s 94
  • Homeless Older Persons 101
  • Homeless Veterans 108

Lifestyles and Life Issues

  • Course of Homelessness 125
  • Living on the Margins 137
  • Survival Strategies 143
  • Moving Around and About 150
  • Panhandling 155
  • Work on the Streets 160
  • Prostitution 164
  • Street Newspapers 167
  • Impact of Homelessness on Children 172
  • Parenting Issues 176
  • Trauma and Victimization 182
  • Health Problems 188
  • Hunger and Nutrition 199
  • Alcohol and Drugs 204

How Others See the Homeless

  • Media Portrayals of the Homeless 221
  • Homelessness in Documentary Film 229
  • Homelessness in Narrative Film 232
  • Photographing the Homeless 237

Explaining Homelessness

  • Causes of Homelessness 245
  • Deindustrialization 255
  • Deinstitutionalization 261
  • Gentrification 266
  • The Affordable Housing Crisis 270
  • Stressful Life Events 278

Preventing and Alleviating Homelessness

  • Prevention Approaches 291
  • Housing Issues and Solutions 300
  • Homeless Organizing 309
  • Issues for Libraries in Serving the Homeless 314
  • Criminal Activity and Policing 323

Homelessness in U.S. Cities

  • Dallas 339
  • Los Angeles 342
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul 346
  • New York City 349
  • Philadelphia 353
  • St. Louis 357
  • Washington, D.C. 360

Homelessness Around the World

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Editor

David H. Levinson, Berkshire Publishing Group, Marcy Ross, Formerly Berkshire Publishing Group

ISBN

9781933782034

Volumes

1

Pages

468

Reviews

  1. Choice: September 2007

    This handbook will be indispensable for professionals working either to help people who are homeless or to address the causes of homelessness. It deserves high praise for its thoroughness…the essays do an excellent job of presenting the many issues related to this topic…Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-lever undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.

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