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American Homelessness: A Reference Handbookby Mary Ellen Hombs
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American HomelessnesS≪/I> covers who the homeless are and why they are in such a situation; important events that have contributed to the problem; and a who's who of homelessness activism including people such as MacArthur Fellow Robert M. Hayes, the former securities lawyer who filed the landmark New York City right-to-shelter case in l979. It also includes a chronology; facts and statistics; key documents and reports; a discussion of the International Bill of Rights; a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies; and an annotated bibliography.
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Hombs (of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance) offers a collection of reference materials that provide information on the pervasive problem of homelessness in the United States. Nine chapters offer a chronology of the homeless problem, brief biographical sketches of 20 people who have had an effect on homeless policy and research, statistical information, documents and government reports, legislation from the U.S. and Europe written to address the problem, a list of print and nonprint resources, and a directory of organizations and government agencies. Also included is a brief analysis and discussion of the problem, comparing Europe and the United States.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Problems and crises. Analyses and answers. Contemporary World Issues explores — topic by topic — the critical challenges facing America and the world in the 21"st" century.
24-hour cable news. Millions of Internet sites. Information overload. How can we sort through the information? Assess the analyses? Trust the sources? Contemporary World Issues provides a simple solution — informed and readable authors offering concise yet thorough discussions of today's most talked-about topics as they affect America and the world.
Exploring such diverse subjects as tobacco and terrorism, rainforests and religion, affirmative action and urban sprawl, Contemporary World Issues provides the historical background, the contemporary context, and the resources for further research. Exhaustive, concise, accessible, accurate, and up-to-date.
With 50 percent new material, this third edition breaks this complex topic into key elements, examining the roots of the problem, programs that address it, current research, and public perceptions of homelessness.
• Documents include European legislation on homelessness, the International Bill of Rights, and the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements
• Includes a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies—national, federal, and international
• Offers single-source topic depth, with coverage of history, chronology, events, facts, statistics, and key figures, and provides thorough listings of print and nonprint resources for further research
• Includes an extensive summary of "Europe against exclusion: HOUSING FOR ALL," the European Union's key policy statement
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