Braving the Streets: The Anthropology of Homelessness (Public Issues in Anthropological Perspective #1) (Paperback)

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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781571810977
ISBN-10: 1571810978
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 1999
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: Public Issues in Anthropological Perspective

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