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Author Borchard, Kurt, 1968-
Title The word on the street : homeless men in Las Vegas / Kurt Borchard.
Imprint Reno, Nev. : University of Nevada Press, ©2005.

Author Borchard, Kurt, 1968-
Subject Homeless men -- Nevada -- Las Vegas.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-232) and index.
Contents Popular interpretations of homelessness -- Talking to one homeless man in Las Vegas -- Causes and consequences of homelessness -- Homeless shelters and squatting on the strip -- Other survival strategies -- Crime, violence, and the police -- Recent developments -- The word on the street.
Note Print version record.
Summary "In The Word on the Street, sociologist Kurt Borchard examines homelessness in Las Vegas from the perspectives of the city administration, the media, and especially of the homeless men themselves. He shows how popular interpretations of homelessness as a personal problem are used to create social policy, and he records the experiences of homeless men through interviews and conversations with them. Borchard's account offers a graphic, profoundly moving picture of life on Las Vegas's mean streets, depicting the strategies that homeless men employ in order to survive, from the search for a safe place to sleep to the challenges of finding food, maintaining personal hygiene, and finding an acceptable place to rest during a long day on the street. He also elicits the men's own perceptions of the causes and consequences of homelessness, as well as their views on the city's homeless policies."--Jacket.
ISBN 0874176379 (electronic bk.)
9780874176377 (electronic bk.)
0874176077 (print)
9780874176070 (print)
OCLC # 61153176
Additional Format Print version: Borchard, Kurt, 1968- Word on the street. Reno, Nev. : University of Nevada Press, ©2005 0874176077 (DLC) 2004023015 (OCoLC)56682403

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