[URBANTH-L]Reader on the Anthropology of Homelessness
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Calliope77 at aol.com
Wed Feb 11 17:13:51 EST 2009
I sent this out yesterday but wasn't sure if I copied to listserve, so I am
resending. Sorry, if everyone got a duplicate:
I don't know if this is exactly what you are looking for in terms of
research on the homeless, but I published a book a few years ago based on
ethnographic research I conducted among homeless, nomadic street youth in New York
City. The book is called, With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and
in the Streets. There is not much in terms of cross-cultural comparisons.
However, in my concluding chapters, I do discuss homeless street kids in a
global context. Take care.
Marni Finkelstein, Ph.D.
In a message dated 2/11/2009 3:33:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
wintam at ucdavis.edu writes:
If you haven't received these suggestions already, I'd like to also add
Mitchell Durnier's Sidewalks about unhoused men in NY and Mike Davis'
Fortress LA (in City of Quartz) and Planet of Slums, which takes a look at
neoliberal globalism changes city landscapes into privatized spaces of
capital accumulation. Also Neil Smith's books on gentrification in cities
across the world talk about displacement of working-class people from urban
Good luck on your class,
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 6:01 AM, Glasser, Irene <iglasser at rwu.edu> wrote:
> Here are some of my contributions to works (first three are books, the rest
> articles) on vulnerable and homeless populations:
> Glasser, Irene and Rae Bridgman (1999) Braving the Street: Anthropological
> Perspectives on Homelessness, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.
> Glasser, Irene Homelessness in Global Perspective (1994) New York: G.K.
> Hall Reference, A Division of MacMillan, Inc.
> Glasser, Irene More Than Bread: Ethnography of a Soup Kitchen (1988)
> Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press.
> Glasser, Irene and William Zywiak (2003) "Homelessness and Substance Use: A
> Tale of Two Cities" Substance Use and Misuse Volume 38, number 3-6, March
> 2003, 553-578.
> Glasser, Irene (2003) "Homeless Families" International Encyclopedia of
> Marriage and Family, second edition, 816-822.
> From: Irene Glasser [GlasserI at crtct.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:50 AM
> To: Glasser, Irene
> Subject: FW: [URBANTH-L]Reader on the Anthropology of Homelessness
> From: urbanth-l-bounces at lists.ysu.edu [urbanth-l-bounces at lists.ysu.edu] On
> Behalf Of Jahmeilah Roberson [jahmeilah.richardson at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:23 PM
> To: kflan at mindspring.com
> Cc: David Slater; URBANTH-L at lists.ysu.edu
> Subject: Re: [URBANTH-L]Reader on the Anthropology of Homelessness
> I am also interested in the same issues. Over the past month I have
> begun to undertake an ethnographic study of homeless populations in
> Southern California's Los Angeles and Orange Counties. I'm really
> interested in issues of ownership as it spans across the spaces they
> inhabit as well as the digital and non-digital material artifacts they
> carry. In general, being that I'm in an Informatics department, I am
> interested in the relationship between technology and social inclusion
> for marginalized communities with an emphasis on the homeless.
> I have begun to collect some papers and books but could always use
> more. Here are some of the best I've found:
> David Snow (he's a professor in Sociology at my university, UCI, and
> has done extensive research on homelessness in the US)
> - Down on their Luck (book)
> - The Outcomes of Homeless Mobilization: The Influence of
> Organization, Disruption, Political Mediation, and Framing.
> - Identity Work Among the Homeless: The Verbal Construction
> and Avowal of Personal Identities.
> Tim Cresswell (he's a professor in Geography at the University of
> London and has done extensive research on mobility sometimes relating
> to tramps)
> - Embodiment, Power and the Politics of Mobility: The Case of
> Female Tramps and Hobos
> - Night discourse: producing/ consuming meaning on the street
> - The Tramp in America (book)
> Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos (she's a professor of design at
> the University of Sao Paulo. Most of her writing is in Portuguese but
> she has a really interesting paper where she studied the homeless in
> Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo so there may be some good references
> in there especially related to homelessness in Tokyo (or Japan in
> general). She studies the way the homeless recycle and reuse materials
> and the artifacts they create in this process.
> - The Vital Package Living on the Streets in Global Cities:
> Paulo, Los Angeles and Tokyo
> I also have a few papers related to consumption practices of the
> homeless that have come out of economics departments and what not.
> Feel free to ping me separately if you have questions. I have spoken
> with both David and Maria and can say that in my experiences David is
> slightly harder to get in touch with via email and Maria is really
> quick to respond.
> Jahmeilah Richardson Roberson
> PhD Student
> Department of Informatics
> University of California, Irvine
> On Feb 9, 2009, at 4:49 PM, kflan at mindspring.com wrote:
> > You might be interested in the work of Louisa Stark. She's an urban
> > anthropologist (was teaching as an adjunct anthropology professor at
> > Arizona State University, but I'm not sure if that's still the case
> > with all the recent budget woes and staff cuts at ASU) and is the
> > executive director for the Community Housing Partnership in Phoenix,
> > Arizona (a nonprofit concerned with helping very low-income families
> > find and secure affordable housing).
> > A good portion of her anthropological research, professional work,
> > and activism has centered on various homelessness issues (mostly in
> > the United States), so you might want to do Web and online library
> > searches for her articles, books, etc.
> > --Kerri Flanagan
> > -----Original Message-----
> >> From: David Slater <d-slater at sophia.ac.jp>
> >> Sent: Jan 21, 2009 2:50 AM
> >> To: URBANTH-L at lists.ysu.edu
> >> Subject: [URBANTH-L]Reader on the Anthropology of Homelessness
> >> Hello Everyone,
> >> I am teaching a fieldwork course on Tokyo Homeless--which a
> >> large and
> >> growing problem in neoliberal Japan. I am looking for a reader on the
> >> cross-cultural issues, including research, of homelessness. Has
> >> anyone used
> >> one with any particular success?
> >> Thanks,
> >> David
> >> --
> >> David H. Slater
> >> Faculty of Liberal Arts
> >> Sophia University, Tokyo
> >> The Sophia server rejects emails at times. Should your mail to me get
> >> returned, please resend to: dhslater at gmail.com. Sorry for the
> >> inconvenience.
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PhD Candidate, Graduate Group in Cultural Studies
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