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- DescriptionThe importance of moving toward a national policy to end homelessness is crucial. In this striking examination of the roles that homeless people and the U.S. government play in causing and curtailing the escalating phemena of homelessness, Edna Molina-Jackson asserts that there is a great need to alter the socio-ecomic structures that generate extreme and entrenched forms of poverty that lead to homelessness. Homeless Not Hopeless explores the role social networks play in the daily survival of homeless Lati and African American men. Using a qualitative research design, author Molina-Jackson observes how these men initiate, participate in, and maintain social networks and how these networks function. The findings support a more empowering view of homeless men as active, rational, and competent actors engaged in negotiating their social world. Members rely on social networks composed of a hierarchy of casual and intimate affiliations. The networks of Americanized Latis and African Americans facilitate their integration into a subculture of street life, while those of recent-immigrant Latis revolve around their struggles to find work, avoid deportation, and enlist the support of paisas.
- Author BiographyEdna Molina-Jackson is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the California State University, Bakersfield.
- Author(s)Edna Molina-Jackson
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication28/08/2008
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight240 g
- Width154 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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