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Author Pippert, Timothy D., 1970-

Title Road dogs and loners : family relationships among homeless men / Timothy D. Pippert
Published Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2007]


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 WATERFT  306.88081 Pip/Rda  AVAILABLE
Description 153 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Learning from the fight -- The homeless and their relationships -- Road dogs and loners -- Brother, can you spare a dime? -- Ex-wife, can you spare a dime? -- Can anyone exchange a dime? -- I got me a road dog -- Beyond the streets of plainview
Summary "Using ethnographic interviews, an affiliation scale, and observational data from two soup kitchens, Road Dogs and Loners investigates the various family types that homeless men rely on for support. Timothy D. Pippert specifically compares homeless men who typically partnered up with those who were self-described loners. The groups are compared here in terms of their contact and support with biological, created, fictive families. Interdisciplinary in nature, this work tackles themes that are relevant to the study of social class, stratification, economics, social problems, family sociology, social theory, and research methods. Road Dogs and Loners provides an updated and in-depth personal perspective on the lives and relationships of homeless men in America."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-148) and index
Subject Homeless men -- Interviews.
Homeless men -- Family relationships.
Homeless men -- Services for.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2006027102
ISBN 0739115855 cloth alkaline paper
9780739115855 cloth alkaline paper