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Author Wakin, Michele.

Title Otherwise homeless : vehicle living and the culture of homelessness / Michele Wakin.

Publication Info. Boulder ; London : FirstForumPress, A division of Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.592 W139o 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Homeless persons.
Homelessness -- United States.
Homeless persons -- Services for -- United States.
Housing policy -- United States.
Homeless persons. (OCoLC)fst00959445
Homeless persons -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst00959479
Homelessness. (OCoLC)fst00959545
Housing policy. (OCoLC)fst00962432
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
USA. (DE-588)4078704-7
ISBN 9781935049876 (hc : alk. paper)
1935049879 (hc : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40022949578

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