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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

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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
In 1967, Elliot Liebow, writing as a participant-observer, published Tally's Corner, a pathbreaking study of black streetcorner life. Coming at a time when Americans were just beginning to understand the moral demand for improvement in the lives of urban blacks, Liebow's book made its readers see for the first time the human reality behind the stereotypes and myths about black life. Now, in Tell Them Who I Am, his first book in over 20 years, Liebow similarly dispels myths surrounding homelessness, revealing the actual diversity, humanity, and dignity that lie behind popular images of the homeless. In Tell Them Who I Am, Liebow carefully investigates and documents the patterns and routines of homeless women. These are not the most visible homeless, Liebow tells us, not the "throwaway" homeless we see on the street. Rather they are members of the larger but less visible majority of people who are homeless but who still retain connections with society. These are people who have fallen into homelessness for many reasons; some may rise again, and some will sink. Their daily lives are thus a struggle not merely to survive but to keep alive their hope - and their humanity - in the face of what for many are insuperable obstacles. Through the women's own words and Liebow's thoughtful and sympathetic commentary, Tell Them Who I Am examines every aspect of their lives; the variety of jobs the women have, as well as the obstacles which prevent some from obtaining employment; relationships with family members, friends, and lovers, both within and outside the shelter; conflicts with the shelter staff and the need to maintain a sense of privacy in a public environment; the frustrations of dealing with an inefficient and underfunded public bureaucracy; and the struggle to maintain a fragile sense of community in the face of such destructive forces as racism and mental illness. Elliot Liebow brings the maturity of a lifetime's work as one of America's most sensitive and admired urban anthropologists to bear on this painful subject. He shows a side of our society - the lower tier - that few have seen, and argues that only through a deeper understanding of poverty and its consequences will we ever be able to address successfully the problem of homelessness
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Also issued online.
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259713
Cataloging source
DLC
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1925-1994
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Liebow, Elliot
Dewey number
362.83/08/6942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4506.W2
LC item number
L54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HV 4506.W2
NLM item number
L717t 1993
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True
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  • Homeless women
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Homelessness
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Homeless women
  • Homelessness
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Washington (D.C.) Region
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the lives of homeless women
Label
Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women, Elliot Liebow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-333) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Problems in living : Day by day ; Work and jobs ; Family ; The servers and the served -- pt. 2. Making it: body and soul : My friends, my God, myself ; Making it together ; Some thoughts on homelessness -- Appendixes : A. Where are they now? ; B. Life histories ; C. How many homeless? ; D. Social service programs ; E. Research methods and writing
Control code
ocm27035328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780029190951
Lccn
92039453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27035328
Label
Tell them who I am : the lives of homeless women, Elliot Liebow
Publication
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
pt. 1. Problems in living : Day by day ; Work and jobs ; Family ; The servers and the served -- pt. 2. Making it: body and soul : My friends, my God, myself ; Making it together ; Some thoughts on homelessness -- Appendixes : A. Where are they now? ; B. Life histories ; C. How many homeless? ; D. Social service programs ; E. Research methods and writing
Control code
ocm27035328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780029190951
Lccn
92039453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27035328

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