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With No Direction Home : Homeless Youth on the Road and in the Streets

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ISBN13:

9780534626495

ISBN10:
0534626491
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/17/2004
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Do you know what it's really like to be a young homeless person? WITH NO DIRECTION HOME: HOMELESS YOUTH ON THE ROAD AND IN THE STREETS takes you into their world, their living conditions, and their street experiences. Plus, it takes a hard look at fictive kin experiences and drug addiction. Learn how to move from compassion to rapport with this incredible ethnography textbook.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Preface x
Chapter 1: Introduction 1(9)
Who Are Street Kids
3(1)
The Representation of Street Kids
4(1)
The Social Definition of Adolescence
5(2)
Street Kids as Agents of Their Own Actions
7(1)
Purpose of the Present Study
8(1)
Organization of the Present Study
8(2)
Chapter 2: Meeting the Street Kids 10(13)
The Ethnographic Method
10(3)
Demographics of the Street Kids
13(5)
Setting the Scene: The East Village
18(3)
Summary
21(2)
Chapter 3: Leaving Home 23(13)
Introduction
23(1)
Family Backgrounds of the Street Kids
24(9)
Parents' Reactions to Their Kids Leaving Home
33(1)
Limitations
34(1)
Summary
35(1)
Chapter 4: Socialization to the Streets and the Formation of Peer Networks 36(14)
Introduction
36(1)
Learning the Ropes: Socialization to Street Life
37(2)
One Big Happy Family: Establishing Peer Networks
39(8)
Labor Day at the East River
47(2)
Summary
49(1)
Chapter 5: Going on the Road 50(15)
Introduction
50(3)
Weather Whim
53(1)
Modes of Travel
54(10)
Destination Everywhere
64(1)
Summary
64(1)
Chapter 6: Subsistence 65(21)
Introduction
65(1)
Dining Out
65(3)
Securing Shelter
68(4)
Making Money
72(12)
Summary
84(2)
Chapter 7: Substance Use and Abuse 86(16)
Introduction
86(2)
First High
88(3)
Substance Use and Street Life
91(7)
The Notion of Addiction
98(2)
Summary
100(2)
Chapter 8: Victimization and Violence 102(13)
Introduction
102(1)
Victimization
103(4)
Violence within the Street Kid Community
107(6)
Summary
113(2)
Chapter 9: Leaving the Streets 115(10)
Introduction
115(1)
Will They Stay or Will They Go?
116(4)
The Ideal versus the Real
120(3)
Summary
123(2)
Chapter 10: Summary and Conclusions 125(13)
Summary of Findings
125(1)
Street Kids throughout the World
126(3)
Implications of the Present Study
129(7)
The Ultimate Freedom
136(2)
Bibliography 138(7)
Index 145


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