Homelessness Amid Affluence

Only in this way will succeeding generations avoid the pain and embarrassment of living in an affluent society that accepts the existence of a permanent urban underclass ... Policy implications : A progress 210 Homelessness Amid Affluence.

Homelessness Amid Affluence

"Lang has written a good book--well organizes and researched--that can be usefully employed in a graduate-level course in which some attention is given to the problems of the homeless." Perspectives on Political Science

Citizen Hobo

How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America Todd DePastino ... Gimme Shelter: A Social History of Homelessness in Contemporary America (New York: Praeger, 1991); Michael H. Lang, Homelessness amid Affluence: Structure and Paradox in ...

Citizen Hobo

In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America's "wageworkers' frontier" and forged a beguiling and bedeviling counterculture known as "hobohemia." Celebrating unfettered masculinity and jealously guarding the American road as the preserve of white manhood, hoboes took command of downtown districts and swaggered onto center stage of the new urban culture. Less obviously, perhaps, they also staked their own claims on the American polity, claims that would in fact transform the very entitlements of American citizenship. In this eye-opening work of American history, Todd DePastino tells the epic story of hobohemia's rise and fall, and crafts a stunning new interpretation of the "American century" in the process. Drawing on sources ranging from diaries, letters, and police reports to movies and memoirs, Citizen Hobo breathes life into the largely forgotten world of the road, but it also, crucially, shows how the hobo army so haunted the American body politic that it prompted the creation of an entirely new social order and political economy. DePastino shows how hoboes—with their reputation as dangers to civilization, sexual savages, and professional idlers—became a cultural and political force, influencing the creation of welfare state measures, the promotion of mass consumption, and the suburbanization of America. Citizen Hobo's sweeping retelling of American nationhood in light of enduring struggles over "home" does more than chart the change from "homelessness" to "houselessness." In its breadth and scope, the book offers nothing less than an essential new context for thinking about Americans' struggles against inequality and alienation.

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem

At the level of the city, homelessness thrives amid affluence, not poverty. Unemployment We know from individual surveys (and common sense) that job loss can cause people to lose their housing.13 This causal link between job loss and ...

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem

Baseline -- Evidence -- Individual -- Landscape -- Market -- Typology -- Response.

Harford County Maryland Homeless and Shelter Survey

Lang , Michael H. , Homelessness Amid Affluence . New York , New York : Praeger Press , 1989 . 9. Momeni , Jamshid A. , Housing and Racial Ethnic Minority Status in The United States . Westport , Connecticut : Greenwood Press , 1987 .

Harford County  Maryland  Homeless and Shelter Survey

This book, full of data analyses, illustrations, graphics, and charts, provides a unique look at the realities of homelessness. Instead of focusing on major urban cities, the research in this book concentrates on a county in transformation from rural to urban. In its study of Harford County, Maryland, the book reveals in depth the causes and characterization of the homeless, while providing solutions to the problem. The author goes back to study changes in the homeless population and argues that the causes of homelessness have changed very little throughout the years. He lists some of the causes as changing economic structure, political conflict, unskilled populations, overcrowding, and substance abuse. Marsh also looks at fluxes in the character and demographics of society in order to show how the homeless population has changed from white male adults to minorities (mostly African American), women, and children. Contents: List of Graphs/Illustrations and Charts; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Homelessness and Shelter: Theories, Definitions, and Historical Perspectives; Survey Design and Analysis of Data Research Design/Data Collection for Homeless Clients; Homeless Demographic Characteristics, Needs, and Analysis of Data; The Faith Community: Communities of Faith Survey Design; Research Design/Data Collection for the Service Providers; Homeless Program; Findings and Recommendations; Index.

Social Issues in America

The Homeless. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994. Kusmer, Kenneth L. Down and Out, on the Road: The Homeless in American History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Lang, Michael H. Homelessness Amid Affluence: ...

Social Issues in America

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia.

Homeless Families

Over the Edge : The Growth of Homelessness in the 1980s . New York : Russell Sage Foundation ... Homelessness in America . ... Lang , Michael H. Homelessness amid Affluence : Structure and Paradox in the American Political Economy .

Homeless Families

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 homeless families, Barry Seltser and Donald Miller ask these questions, previously not dealt with in the growing literature on homelessness. Homeless Families sensitizes readers, challenging them to consider their own moral and social responses to homeless people.

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

The Homeless Mentally Ill. American Psychiatric Association. Washington, D.C. Lang, Michael. 1989. Homelessness Amid Affluence: Structure and Paradox in the American Political Economy. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. Larson, Olaf F. 1978.

Out Of Sight  Out Of Mind

Because they're small, they're easy to overlook. Because their voices don't carry far, it's hard to hear them. We'd rather not look too closely or listen too carefully. And if we don't see them, maybe they'll just go away. But the invisible homeless cannot simply fly away to never-never land, or pull themselves up by their bootstraps, or make a wish upon a star. These homeless people are children, and they are not always in the inner cities, as Yvonne Vissing shows in this poignant study of families, housing, and poverty. As many as a third of our nation's homeless are found in rural and small-town America. They are all too commonly out of sight-and out of mind. Homelessness in small towns and rural areas is on the rise. Drawing on interviews with and case studies of three hundred children and their families, with supporting statistics from federal, state, and private agencies, Vissing illustrates the impact this social problem has upon education, health, and the economy. Families vividly describe the ways they have fallen through cracks in the social structure, from home ownership into homelessness. Looking toward the future, Vissing asks if homeless children are destined to become dysfunctional adults and provides a sixteen-year-old girl's moving testimony of the vagabond life her homeless family led. While the economy and the very nature of the family have changed over past decades, housing, education, and human service industries have failed to adapt. Vissing provides a planning model for improving support networks within communities and challenges Americans with a fundamental philosophical question: Do homeless children merit fullscale social intervention? Ultimately, Out of Sight, Out of Mind compels us not merely to voice concerns for family and community values, but also to assert this commitment consciously through improved essential services.

Populations At Risk In America

155–176, for analyses of media images and accounts of homeless people, and the community attitudes revealed by these ... University of California Press, 1992); and Michael Lange, Homelessness Amid Affluence (New York: Praeger, 1991).

Populations At Risk In America

As this century draws to a close and the new one approaches, the United States is still struggling with serious and persistent social problems. These troubling dilemmas, including poverty, homelessness, discrimination, and severe inequity, afflict some subgroups of the population more than others, and it is the plight of these at-risk groups—childr

Out of Place

Problems in the assessment of mental illness among the homeless : An empirical approach . In Homelessness : A national ... Homelessness amid affluence : Structure and paradox in the American political economy . New York : Praeger .

Out of Place

Discusses the impact of inner city redevelopment programs and policies on the homeless and shows the methods used (civil protests, squatting, and legal advocacy) by the homeless to organize a tactical resistance to restructuring efforts. Presents case studies of two different types of homeless organized resistance groups in Chicago and San Jose.

There s No Place Like Home

Anthropological Perspectives on Housing and Homelessness in the United States Anna Lou Dehavenon. Kennedy , Shawn G. 1995. ... In On Being Homeless : Historical Perspectives , ed . ... Homelessness amid Affluence : Structure and ...

There s No Place Like Home

A collection of essays written by leading anthropologists that take a close look at the causes of recent poverty and the severe shortage of low-income housing.

Beside the Golden Door

Policy, Politics, and the Homeless James D. Wright, Beth A. Rubin, Joel A. Devine. ( 26 ) Wright , J. D. ( 1993 ) . ... Homelessness Amid Affluence : Structure and Paradox in the American Political Economy .

Beside the Golden Door

Written for the general public as well as for specialists, this volume details some of the numerous dimensions of the homelessness issue: the rise in poverty; the decline of low-income housing: problems in counting the homeless; the role of familial estrangement; mental illness; substance abuse; and health status and behaviors. The authors conclude with discussions of rural versus urban homelessness, street children in Latin America, and homelessness in postindustrial societies.

Homelessness

Homelessness in America : A Forced March to Nowhere . Washington , D.C . ... Community Problem Solving Around Homelessness . ... Lang , Michael H. Homeless Amid Affluence : Structure and Paradox in American Political Economy .

Homelessness

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Home in the Islands

Lang, Michael 1989 Homelessness Amid Affluence. New York: Praeger. Lawrence, Denise L. and Setha M. Low 1990 The built environment and spatial form. Annual Review of Anthropology 19:453–505. Lawrence, Roderick J. 1987 Housing, ...

Home in the Islands

Ordinary houses have extraordinary stories to tell. For more than a century, anthropologists have been recording these sagas in an attempt to uncover humanity's relationship with the common dwelling. Fundamental to the interaction of humans and housing is the way people shape their living spaces, even redefining their purposes and meanings; their houses, in turn, influence how people live their lives and perpetuate the cultural structures that produced a given form of shelter. The stories draw attention to colonial and missionary agendas, local and global economies, environmental disasters, cultural identities, social connections, and family continuity, as well as personal choices. And, as the chapter on homeless Hawaiians shows, even those without houses have stories to tell. Anthropologists, architects, environmental designers, geographers, and historians will welcome this diverse volume on a neglected yet important aspect of change in the lives of Pacific Islanders.

Homelessness

31. Michael H. Lang , Homelessness Amid Affluence ( New York : Praeger , 1989 ) , 183–84 . 32. Tucker , " How Housing Regulations Cause Homelessness . " 33. Charles Hoch , " Homelessness in the United States , " Housing Studies I , no .

Homelessness

The specter of homelessness is a frightening presence in the lives of many Americans. To date, there are an estimated three million homeless in the United States, most of them children, women, veterans, the elderly, and the mentally ill. But there are also millions of people who are separated from homelessness by only a very thin line, a line that could instantly be crossed as the result of accident, family illness, loss of a job, or death of a spouse. This special issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy addresses the particular needs and concerns of homeless people in the six New England states. Reflecting the latest scholarship and social policy, more than sixty contributors--among them public service professionals, advocacy group members, policy -makers, theorists, and researchers--offer their thoughts an expertise. To their ideas and insights are added the poems and prose writings of some of the homeless themselves. Together, these pieces make a vital contribution toward our understanding of homelessness and provide a framework for creating wise policy designed to protect the least fortunate in our society.

Social Work Practice with Families and Children

Homelessness Amid Affluence : Structure and Paradox in the Amer- ican Political Economy . New York : Praeger . Reynolds , A. J. , H. J. Walberg , and R. P. Weissberg , eds . 1999. Promoting Positive Outcomes : Issues in Children's and ...

Social Work Practice with Families and Children

This book emphasizes family-centered, social network, and school-based interventions in the preparation of social workers for direct and indirect practice with clients from vulnerable populations, especially the poor, people of color, and recent immigrant groups. With an eye to recent changes in social work practice and service delivery, including the impact of welfare reform and managed care on vulnerable families and children, Social Work Practice with Families and Children helps social work students and practitioners understand the increasingly complex needs of their clients. Three valuable appendixes include information about tools and instruments to support practice, child welfare resource centers, and electronic resources pertaining to the field.

Beyond Homelessness

In effect , it blinds us to the relationship between homeless- ness and other pertinent problems of American society : the questions and issues related to social change , class divisions , racial inequities , poverty amid affluence ...

Beyond Homelessness

Interviews with nine observers from the humanities, social and medical sciences, and human services examine the nature and conditions of this ongoing crisis.

Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice

As concerns mounted during the 1990s about unprecedented levels of homelessness, hunger and poverty amid affluence, civil society in Canada increasingly turned to UN human rights procedures as an important site for human rights practice ...

Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice

Since World War II, a growing number of jurisdictions in both the developing and industrialized worlds have adopted progressive constitutions that guarantee social and economic rights (SER) in addition to political and civil rights. Parallel developments have occurred at transnational level with the adoption of treaties that commit signatory states to respect and fulfil SER for their peoples. This book is a product of the International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP), a global consortium of judges, lawyers, human rights advocates, and legal academics who critically examine the effectiveness of SER law in promoting real change in people’s lives. The book addresses a range of practical, political, and legal questions under these headings, with acute sensitivity to the racial, cultural, and gender implications of SER and the path-breaking SER jurisprudence now emerging in the "Global South". The book brings together internationally renowned experts in the field of social and economic rights to discuss a range of rights controversies from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Contributors of the book consider specific issues in the litigation and adjudication of SER cases from the differing standpoints of activists, lawyers, and adjudicators in order to identify and address the specific challenges facing the SER community. This book will be of great use and interest to students and scholars of comparative constitutional law, human rights, public international law, development studies, and democratic political theory.

Everybody Does It

... for example , there is widespread poverty , unemployment , and homelessness amid great affluence . ... and that its prevention requires sacrifices on the part of the affluent may be threatening to those who are doing well .

Everybody Does It

Gabor's analysis probes the whys and wherefores of crime, and reveals why some people are labeled and processed as criminals while others are not. Case studies raise crucial questions about law enforcement.

International Perspectives on Homelessness

What does the prevalence of homelessness amid affluence and growing globalization of markets tell us about social citizenship rights in different regions of the world — in countries with longestablished democracies as well as those that ...

International Perspectives on Homelessness

Homelessness strikes in all types of nations from wealthy western cultures to poor, undeveloped countries. Each government and culture attends to this worldwide problem differently. Students will find the eleven case studies of selected countries helpful when comparing and contrasting issues of homelessness.

Sub City Young People Homelessness and Crime

A comment by Kaz illustrates homeless people's awareness of the political issues surrounding their use of prime space, ... The beggar is an uncomfortable reminder of poverty amid relative affluence, while the female prostitute is the ...

Sub City  Young People  Homelessness and Crime

Youth homelessness increased rapidly during the late 1980s and early 1990s, at a time when street homelessness in particular became increasingly associated in the popular mind with dangerousness and criminality. This book analyzes the construction of homelessness as a social and legal 'problem' and documents young people’s own experiences of homelessness, crime and danger. Drawing on the authors’ own field work in a range of urban and rural locations, the book addresses themes of home and homelessness, of exclusion and marginality and of risk and urban incivilities.