ISBN-10:
0520079892
ISBN-13:
9780520079892
Pub. Date:
02/12/1993
Publisher:
University of California Press
Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People / Edition 1

Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People / Edition 1

by David A. Snow, Leon Anderson

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Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People / Edition 1


David Snow and Leon Anderson show us the wretched face of homelessness in late twentieth-century America in countless cities across the nation. Through hundreds of hours of interviews, participant observation, and random tracking of homeless people through social service agencies in Austin, Texas. Snow and Anderson reveal who the homeless are, how they live, and why they have ended up on the streets. Debunking current stereotypes of the homeless. Down on Their Luck sketches a portrait of men and women who are highly adaptive, resourceful, and pragmatic. Their survival is a tale of human resilience and determination, not one of frailty and disability.

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ISBN-13: 9780520079892
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/12/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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