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Author Molina-Jackson, Edna, author

Title Homeless not hopeless : the survival networks of Latinos and African American men / Edna Molina-Jackson
Published Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, Inc., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (143 pages)
Contents Homeless not hopeless : the survival-networks of Latino and African American men -- The social world of homeless African American and Latino groups : background traits and daily struggles to survive -- Informal non-kin networks among homeless men : form and functions -- The saliency of weak ties : the acquaintances and associates of homeless men -- Getting by with a little help from their friends -- A valuable component in the larger mosaic of solutions
Summary "The importance of moving toward a national policy to end homelessness is crucial. In this striking examination of the roles that homeless people and the U.S. government play in causing and curtailing the escalating phenomena of homelessness, Edna Molina-Jackson asserts that there is a great need to alter the socio-economic structures that generate extreme and entrenched forms of poverty that lead to homelessness. Homeless Not Hopeless explores the role social networks play in the daily survival of homeless Latino and African American men. Using a qualitative research design, author Molina-Jackson observes how these men initiate, participate in, and maintain social networks and how these networks function. The findings support a more empowering view of homeless men as active, rational, and competent actors engaged in negotiating their social world. Members rely on social networks composed of a hierarchy of casual and intimate affiliations. The networks of Americanized Latinos and African Americans facilitate their integration into a subculture of street life, while those of recent-immigrant Latinos revolve around their struggles to find work, avoid deportation, and enlist the support of paisanos"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American homeless persons -- Social networks.
Hispanic American homeless persons -- Social networks.
Homeless men -- Social networks -- United States.
Homeless persons -- Social networks -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008922692
ISBN 0761841679 (electronic book)
9780761841678 (electronic book)
Other Titles Survival networks of Latinos and African American men