At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture by Jason Adam Wasserman

By Jason Adam Wasserman

Of their compelling exam of what it capability to be actually at domestic in the street, Jason Wasserman and Jeffrey Clair argue that courses and rules addressing homeless humans too usually serve in basic terms to alienate them. Wasserman and Clair delve into the complicated realities of homelessness to color a gripping photograph of people - no longer situations or pathologies - residing in the street and in their ideas for day-by-day survival. through exploring the non-public areas that people who are homeless create for themselves, in addition to their winning social mores, the authors clarify how well-intentioned regulations and courses frequently simply widen the space among the indigent and mainstream society. the result's an unvarnished examine the tradition of long term homelessness and a clean method of attaining this resurgent inhabitants. of their compelling exam of what it ability to be actually at domestic in the street, the authors argue that courses and regulations designed to help homeless humans too frequently serve merely to alienate them.

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35 His measurement construct inherently reflects existing stigmas placed on those who are street homeless, and so utilizing it in a sampling process naturally creates a biased sample, which can only confirm the prefabricated conceptualizations of those on the street. Rossi and colleagues used a probability sampling design in an effort to capture those who are street homeless, but this method does not overcome a particular selectivity bias-what we might simply call the avoidance factor36 The homeless or a particular subset of them, which is even more statistically problematic, might avoid participating in surveys.

The Urban Homeless"; this also was the case for a local homeless count conducted by a coalition of service providers in our city. 38, Rossi, DOH'll alld 0111 ill America. p. 104. 39. See for example Nunez and Fox, "A Snapshot of Family Homelessness Across America"; this also is contested. " 40. See Passaro, The Unequal f1omeless, for a discussion of how this tends to reproduce gendered concepts of female dependency; Pippert, in Road Dogs alld LOllers, similarly draws on gender theory to explain a lower level of support for programs that target men who are homeless.

Rossi, DOH'1t and Ollt ill America. 36. Rossi et al.. " 37. , "The Urban Homeless"; this also was the case for a local homeless count conducted by a coalition of service providers in our city. 38, Rossi, DOH'll alld 0111 ill America. p. 104. 39. See for example Nunez and Fox, "A Snapshot of Family Homelessness Across America"; this also is contested. " 40. See Passaro, The Unequal f1omeless, for a discussion of how this tends to reproduce gendered concepts of female dependency; Pippert, in Road Dogs alld LOllers, similarly draws on gender theory to explain a lower level of support for programs that target men who are homeless.

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