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Spotlight on homelessness . . .

FEATURED BOOKS

Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can

Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can

Donald W. Burnes and David L. DiLeo, editors

Despite billions of government dollars spent in the attempt, we are no closer than we were three decades ago to solving the problem of homelessness. Why? Tackling this question, the authors of Ending Homelessness explore the complicated and often dysfunctional relationship between efforts to address homelessness and the realities on the street. Their book, addressing a range of  practical,    More >

Confronting Homelessness: Poverty, Politics, and the Failure of Social Policy

David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! 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. David Wagner offers a major reconsideration of homelessness in the US, casting a critical eye on how we as a society    More >

Confronting Homelessness: Poverty, Politics, and the Failure of Social Policy
My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals

My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals

Leslie Irvine

A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here?         Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet    More >

Adding Insult to Injury: (Mis)Treating Homeless Women in Our Mental Health System

Laura Huey and Rose Ricciardelli

Despite widespread recognition that the majority of homeless women suffer from severe mental and emotional trauma, our healthcare system has essentially left them untreated—other than to mask their symptoms with psychiatric drugs. Why? And what can be done about it? Addressing this issue, Laura Huey and Rose Ricciardelli not only present an integrated analysis of  the ways that the    More >

Adding Insult to Injury: (Mis)Treating Homeless Women in Our Mental Health System
Otherwise Homeless: Vehicle Living and the Culture of Homelessness

Otherwise Homeless: Vehicle Living and the Culture of Homelessness

Michele Wakin

Privacy, mobility, dignity—living in a vehicle offers many advantages over life in a shelter or on the street. Michele Wakin broadens our understanding of homelessness by exploring the growing phenomenon of vehicle living and how it differs from other forms of makeshift housing.     Incorporating both quantitative data and ethnographic work in California, Wakin takes us into    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Applications are being accepted for the $2,000 Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, which is sponsored by LRP and awarded by ISA's Women's Caucus for International Studies. Applications are due October 1, 2016. The grant may be used to support any number of activities: for example, travel to a professional conference or workshop or to conduct interviews; or the purchase of books, software, databases, or other materials needed for research. For application guidelines, click here.
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