In chapter one, in what ways did gowan adjust her study based on her fieldwork a she began to take more notes on the feelings that the homeless men showed b she increased the number of men she was following to get a broader picture of the life of homelessness c she shaped her own life around. She has done so with hobos, hustlers, and backsliders not only is it an important contribution to the now expansive literature on homelessness in the united states, but it is among the best books written on the topic in recent years.
In the book called hobos, hustlers, and backsliders, author teresa gowan writes about the life of an everyday hobo/ hustler living in the streets of san francisco, ca the book begins with some deep background information about the life of the homeless.
Reviews / comptes rendus / 213 this chapter is the claim that the anti-homelessness movement is now a victim of its own success the growth of emer-gency shelters and drug rehabilitations.
In hobos, hustlers, and backsliders, however, sociologist teresa gowan confronts the reader with an intimate ethnography of diverse individuals struggling with systemic failure, as she explores the complexities of homeless culture as it is lived by men on the streets in san francisco. Auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select.
a theoretical analysis on hobos hustlers and backsliders an ethnography by teresa gowan tamara anderson anth320 hobos hustlers and backsliders was a project conducted on the study of euro-american constructions of poverty and homelessness. Teresa gowan, hobos, hustlers and backsliders: homeless in san francisco (minneapolis: university of minnesota press 2010) s ince the late 1970s homelessness in north america has grown substantially over this period research has not only documented the extent to which homelessness has increased, but has offered a range of explanations that. Teresa gowan's hobos, hustlers, and backsliders is one part cultural critique that situates narratives about homelessness between classic culture/structure explanations of poverty, and one part descriptive urban ethnography of 38 homeless men in san francisco conducted over a period of years. July 2010 kati nolfi nonfiction hobos, hustlers, and backsliders: homeless in san francisco by teresa gowan teresa gowan's ethnography of homelessness in san francisco is a lucid and devastating examination of poverty in the united states.
In hobos, hustlers, and backsliders, teresa gowan vividly depicts the lives of homeless men in san francisco and analyzes the influence of the homelessness industry on the streets, in the shelters, and on public policy. Read the introduction: sin, sickness, and the system charlie good thing about san francisco, for the homeless, it's that we've got enough people here that they can't run us out of town, just for being poor, you know. Hobos, hustlers, and backsliders has 5 ratings and 2 reviews alisa said: go read this book right nowteresa gowan examines homelessness in san francis.
27 two managing homelessness in the united states a fter a thirty- year period when the only street people were a few chronic alcoholics, homelessness re-emerged during the economic slump of the late 1970s. Keyword search results for hustler books, page 2 you are only a click away from finding your hustler book up to 95% off our results will show you free shipping offers and available dollar off coupons.
Borknm7432 m40 hobos, h u s t l e r s , and b a c k s l i d e r s hobos, hustlers, and backsliders homeless in san francisco teresa gowan university. Tiffany truong sociology of culture hobos, hustlers, backsliders: homelessness in san francisco by gowan occurred between mid-1990s and early-2000s gowan's text is intended to reveal how competing discourses on poverty and homelessness affect poor people themselves, organizing and defining their existence and leading them to present themselves in archetypal terms upon the stage of the. Hobos, hustlers, and backsliders is spectacular ethnography, fearlessly conducted by a 'small, white english woman' among homeless men in san francisco's roughest neighborhoods the big surprise is not the hostility of the police or the shortage of services, but the determination of so many of these men to build a career out of recycling trash.