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Robert R. Desjarlais-Shelter Blues - Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless -University of Pennsylvania Press (1997)

Robert R. Desjarlais-Shelter Blues - Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless -University of Pennsylvania Press (1997)

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Published by Vaishnavi Jayakumar
Shelter Blues is an innovative portrait of people residing in Boston's Station Street Shelter. It examines the everyday lives of more than 40 homeless men and women, both white and African-American, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-60s. Based on a sixteen-month study, it draws readers into the personal worlds of these individuals and, by addressing the intimacies of homelessness, illness, and abjection, picks up where most scholarship and journalism stops.
Shelter Blues is an innovative portrait of people residing in Boston's Station Street Shelter. It examines the everyday lives of more than 40 homeless men and women, both white and African-American, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-60s. Based on a sixteen-month study, it draws readers into the personal worlds of these individuals and, by addressing the intimacies of homelessness, illness, and abjection, picks up where most scholarship and journalism stops.

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Published by: Vaishnavi Jayakumar on Dec 18, 2013
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