Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

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When homelessness reemerged in American cities during the 1980s at levels not seen since the Great Depression, it initially provoked shock and outrage. Within a few years, however, what had been perceived as a national crisis came to be seen as a nuisance, with early sympathies for the plight of the homeless giving way to compassion fatigue and then condemnation. Debates around the problem of homelessnessoften set in terms of sin, sickness, and the failure of the social systemhave come to profoundly shape how homeless ...

Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco 2010, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816669677

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Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco 2010, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648696

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