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The Resource Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women, Elliot Liebow

Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women, Elliot Liebow

Label
Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women
Title
Tell them who I am
Title remainder
the lives of homeless women
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Liebow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Creating portraits that are at once intimate and objective, Elliot Liebow breaks down the simplistic stereotypes and dehumanizing labels so often used to describe homeless women. He writes about their daily habits, the challenge of killing time for twelve hours a day when the shelter is closed, the flight against constant exhaustion and the struggle to make an inadequate system work on their behalf. But he also writes about their humor, their friendships, their care for each one another, and their tremendous strength--a strength that enables them to maintain the belief that the future will be better. A future that can include compassionate solutions to the problem of homelessness.-- Back cover
Cataloging source
DMM
Dewey number
362.83/08/6942
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4506.W2
LC item number
L54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women, Elliot Liebow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : A soft beginning -- Introduction : the women, the shelters, and the round of life -- Problems in living. Day by day -- Work and jobs -- Family -- The servers and the served -- Making it : body and soul. My friends, my God, myself -- Making it together -- Some thoughts on homelessness -- Appendix A. Where are they now? -- Appendix B. Life histories -- Appendix C. How many homeless people? -- Appendix D. Social service programs -- Appendix E. Research methods and writing
Control code
ocm32288977
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780140241372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32288977
Label
Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women, Elliot Liebow
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : A soft beginning -- Introduction : the women, the shelters, and the round of life -- Problems in living. Day by day -- Work and jobs -- Family -- The servers and the served -- Making it : body and soul. My friends, my God, myself -- Making it together -- Some thoughts on homelessness -- Appendix A. Where are they now? -- Appendix B. Life histories -- Appendix C. How many homeless people? -- Appendix D. Social service programs -- Appendix E. Research methods and writing
Control code
ocm32288977
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780140241372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32288977

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