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The Unequal Homeless

The Unequal Homeless


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About the Book

The Unequal Homeless explores the persistence, as opposed to the occurrence, of homelessness. With this focus, which is absent in most of the contemporary homelessness literature, the author shows how cultural expressions of beliefs about gender difference help to perpetuate the homelessness of particular groups of people in New York City. The people who are persistently homeless in New York are, overwhelmingly, black men. The reason, Passaro contends, is that homelessness is not simply an economic predicament, but a cultural and moral location as well.


About the Author:

Joanne Passaro is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Center for Liberal Studies at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415909037
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 6
  • Height: 227 mm
  • No of Pages: 136
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Men on the Streets, Women in Their Place
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0415909031
  • Publisher Date: 04 Oct 1996
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0002-
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 7 mm
  • Weight: 163 gr


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