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The Resource Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy, David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman

Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy, David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman

Label
Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy
Title
Confronting homelessness
Title remainder
poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy
Statement of responsibility
David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whose fault is homelessness? Thirty years ago the problem exploded as a national crisis, drawing the attention of activists, the media, and policymakers at all levels, yet the homeless population endures to this day, and arguably has grown. In this book the author offers a major reconsideration of homelessness in the U.S., casting a critical eye on how we as a society respond to crises of inequality and stratification. Incorporating local studies into a national narrative, he probes how homelessness shifted from being the subject of a politically charged controversy over poverty and social class to posing a functional question of social service delivery. At the heart of his analysis is insight into why we accept highly symbolic policies that dampen public outrage, but fail to address the fundamental structural problems that would allow real change
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Wagner, David
Dewey number
362.5/925610973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4505
LC item number
.W233 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gilman, Jennifer Barton
Series statement
Social problems, social constructions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homelessness
  • United States
Label
Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy, David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-196) and index
Contents
Homelessness: from crisis to routine -- The rise and fall of a social problem -- A brief history of homelessness -- Recognizing and naming a crisis, 1979-1982 -- Modest victories, 1983-1988 -- Criminalization and compassion fatigue, 1989-1993 -- From social problem to bureaucratic problem, 1994-present
Control code
ocn780063913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 207 p.
Isbn
9781588268235
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009733
Other control number
7621949
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1538784
  • (OCoLC)780063913
Label
Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy, David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-196) and index
Contents
Homelessness: from crisis to routine -- The rise and fall of a social problem -- A brief history of homelessness -- Recognizing and naming a crisis, 1979-1982 -- Modest victories, 1983-1988 -- Criminalization and compassion fatigue, 1989-1993 -- From social problem to bureaucratic problem, 1994-present
Control code
ocn780063913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 207 p.
Isbn
9781588268235
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009733
Other control number
7621949
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1538784
  • (OCoLC)780063913

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