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Homeless : Narratives from the Streets (Paperback) (Joshua D. Phillips)
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A half-century after the “War on Poverty” of Lyndon Johnson, poverty rates remain unchanged. Scholars have advanced polarized theories about the causes of poverty, as politicians have debated how (or if) to fund welfare programs. Yet little research has been conducted where the poor are provided a platform to speak on their own behalf. While it is important to understand how economic systems affect the homeless, it is equally important to learn about the day-to-day realities faced by those who rely on public policies for survival. Drawing on the author’s experience working in the homeless community, this book presents some of their stories of loss, abuse, addiction, and marginalization through interviews, observations, and ethnographic research.
Number of Pages: 196
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Joshua D. Phillips
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-5098
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