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Homelessness in American literature romanticism, realism, and testimony by Allen, John

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Homelessness in literature.,
  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Homeless persons in literature.,
  • Romanticism -- United States.,
  • Realism in literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184) and index.

StatementJohn Allen.
SeriesAmerican popular history & culture, American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))
LC ClassificationsPS228.H65 A45 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 195 :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3673835M
ISBN 100415945895
LC Control Number2003007258

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Now the answers can be found in Homelessness in America, the most current, comprehensive, and authoritative volume available on this subject. Focusing on the broad social issue of homelessness, the book's 19 essays offer in-depth examinations of policy-related issues by noted social workers, researchers, advocates, and other experts in the field. This book is about homelessness rather than homeless people. The distinction is important, for like most social problems, homelessness involves socioeconomic arrangements that exist quite apart from those troubled by them.   This report reviews the state of literature on aging and homelessness. A substantial literature spanning several decades explores homelessness and the programs designed to address this issue (Lee, Tyler, & Wright, ; Shlay & Rossi, ; Toro, ; Trypuc & Robinson, ). However, present knowledge and practices about homelessness tend to focus on youth, younger adults, and . These literature review studies argued that the prevalence of family homelessness is higher for young families with small children, and a female household head and African American homeless Author: Emily Meanwell.