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On Hobos and Homelessness (Heritage of Sociology)

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Nels Anderson was a pioneer in the study of the homeless. In the early 1920s Anderson combined his own experience "on the bummery," with his keen sociological insight to give voice to a largely ignored underclass. He remains an extraordinary and underrated figure in the history of American sociology.

On Hobos and Homelessness includes Anderson's rich and vibrant ethnographic work of a world of homeless men. He conducted his study on Madison street in Chicago, and we come to intimately know this portion of the 1920s hobo underworld—the harshness of vagrant life and the adventures of young hobos who come to the big city. This selection also includes Anderson's later work on the juvenile and the tramp, the unattached migrant, and the family. Like John Steinbeck's Depression-era observations, Anderson's writings express the memory of those who do not seem entitled to have memory, whose lives were expressed in temporary labor.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [291-293]) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Hobos

1: Introduction to the Phoenix Edition of The Hobo

2: Hobohemia Defined

3: The Jungles: The Homeless Man Abroad

4: The Lodging House: The Homeless Man at Home

5: The Hobo and the Tramp

6: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

7: Summary of a Study of Four Hundred Tramps, Summer 1921

8: How and the Hobos: Character Sketch of J.E. How, "Millionaire Hobo"

9: The Slum: A Project for Study

10: The Juvenile and the Tramp

11: An Old Problem in New Form

12: The Unattached Migrant

13: Migrancy and the Labor Market

14: A Family in the Hobomania Era

15: The Sort of Jobs the Hobo Brought

Urban Context: Work, and Leisure

16: Some Dimensions of Time

17: The Trend of Urban Sociology

18: Urbanism as a Way of Life

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226019673
Editor:
Rauty, Raffaele
Introduction:
Rauty, Raffaele
Author:
Anderson, Nels
Author:
Rauty, Raffaele
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Tramps
Subject:
Tramps -- United States.
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Heritage of Sociology Series
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones, 1 map, 1 line drawing, 3 t
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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