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Failed Manhood on the Streets of Urban Japan: The Meanings of Self-Reliance for Homeless Men

Tom Gill

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the homeless men of Japan. In particular, it seeks to answer the questions: Why are there any homeless people here in Japan? Why are they nearly all men? In Japan, the ... More


The Homeless Archipelago

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at San Francisco’s homeless men living under the shelter system to assess their experience in more service-rich environments. Here, social workers and counselors tried to ... More


Word on the Street

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the homeless men in San Francisco, California, to identify a spectrum of street discourses on the causes and character of homelessness. Taking up popular discourses of ... More


The New Hobos

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at San Francisco’s lively and harmonious homeless subculture built around recycling, through which hundreds of homeless pros laid claim to old-fashioned blue-collar ... More


Urban Ethnography beyond the Culture Wars

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents an ethnographic discourse analysis of several different homeless subcultures, with particular emphasis on homeless men in San Francisco, California. It argues that discourse ... More


Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context

Karin Schlücker

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter concentrates on one interview-based case study involving a young homeless man. In particular, it discusses the specific interactions between interviewer and interviewee, exemplifying ... More


Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Teresa Gowan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When homelessness reemerged in American cities during the 1980s at levels not seen since the Great Depression, it initially provoked shock and outrage. Within a few years, however, what had been ... More


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