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Braving the Street: The Anthropology of Homelessness
Contributor(s): Glasser, Irene (Author), Bridgman, Rae (Author)

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ISBN: 157181096X     ISBN-13: 9781571810960
Publisher: Berghahn Books
OUR PRICE: $126.00  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 1999
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As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an abandoned field or on a beach. Anthropologists have a long tradition of working in poverty subcultures and have been able to contribute answers to some of the puzzles of homelessness through their ability to enter the culture of the homeless without some of the preconceptions of other disciplines.

The authors, anthropologists from the U.S.A. and Canada, offer us an analysis of homelessness that is grounded in anthropological research in North America and throughout the world. Both have in-depth experience through working in communities of the homeless and present us withthe results of their own work and with that of their colleagues.



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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Anthropology - Cultural & Social
- Political Science | Public Policy - Social Policy
- Social Science | Poverty & Homelessness
Dewey: 362.509
LCCN: 98-47284
Lexile Measure: 1470(Not Available)
Series: Public Issues in Anthropological Perspective
Physical Information: 0.38" H x 5.5" W x 8.5" (0.70 lbs) 146 pages
 
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Anthropologists have a long tradition of working in poverty subcultures and have been able to contribute answers to some of the puzzles of homelessness through their ability to enter the culture of the homeless without some of the preconceptions of other disciplines.

Contributor Bio(s): Glasser, Irene: -

Irene Glasser has widely published on homelessness and has been Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Connecticut State University, specializing in urban, applied, and medical anthropology. Since 1994 she has also been Director of Canadian Studies.

Bridgman, Rae: -

Rae Bridgman is Research Associate at the Department of Social Anthropology of York University, Canada.


 
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