Homeless Families


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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 152.1 x 228.3 x 13.2mm | 267.87g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252063279
  • 9780252063275

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How do homeless people perceive their plight? Specifically, how does their situation affect their sense of personal dignity? In intensive interviews with one hundred adult heads of families, Barry Seltser and Donald Miller asks these questions, previously not dealt with in the growing literature on homelessness.show more

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"A sensitive, compelling, and deeply moving portrait of Americans on the verge of disappearing into the ranks of the homeless." -- Kai Erikson, coauthor of The Nature of Work: Sociological Perspectivesshow more