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The Resource Otherwise homeless : vehicle living and the culture of homelessness, Michele Wakin

Otherwise homeless : vehicle living and the culture of homelessness, Michele Wakin

Label
Otherwise homeless : vehicle living and the culture of homelessness
Title
Otherwise homeless
Title remainder
vehicle living and the culture of homelessness
Statement of responsibility
Michele Wakin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Privacy, mobility, dignity, living in a vehicle offers many advantages over life in a shelter or on the street. Here the author 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, she takes us into the lives of those who call a car, truck, or RV home. She probes the forces that pushed them out of traditional housing, their unique strengths and vulnerabilities in navigating everyday life, and their complex relationships with local communities, law enforcement, and social service providers. Her analysis of this overlooked population illuminates the dynamics that make it so hard to break the cycle of regulation and resistance that impedes the escape from poverty. -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wakin, Michele
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4505
LC item number
.W237 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeless persons
  • Homelessness
  • Homeless persons
  • Housing policy
  • Homeless persons
  • Homeless persons
  • Homelessness
  • Housing policy
  • United States
  • Obdachlosigkeit
  • USA
Label
Otherwise homeless : vehicle living and the culture of homelessness, Michele Wakin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homes on wheels -- Brief history of homelessness and vehicle living -- Navigating vehicle living -- Negotiating public spaces -- Service provision and programming -- Vehicle living vs. unsheltered homelessness -- When beggars become choosers
Control code
858672413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9781935049876
Lccn
2013029326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022949578
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858672413
Label
Otherwise homeless : vehicle living and the culture of homelessness, Michele Wakin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homes on wheels -- Brief history of homelessness and vehicle living -- Navigating vehicle living -- Negotiating public spaces -- Service provision and programming -- Vehicle living vs. unsheltered homelessness -- When beggars become choosers
Control code
858672413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9781935049876
Lccn
2013029326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022949578
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858672413

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