Checkerboard Square: Culture And Resistance In A Homeless Community, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Checkerboard Square

Culture And Resistance In A Homeless Community, 1st Edition

By David Wagner


200 pages

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pub: 2020-03-30
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This book shows how the poor often become homeless through resistance to the discipline of the workplace, authoritarian families, and the bureaucratic social welfare system. It also shows how street people develop their own self-consciousness, culture, and alternative community.

Table of Contents

1. Beyond the Conventional Wisdom on the Homeless 2. Voices from Checkerboard Square Part One: Homelessness and the Culture of Resistance 3. The Family: No Haven 4. "Get a Job": The Limits of the Work Ethic 5. Institutions of Control: Social Welfare as Contested Terrain Part Two: The Social Organization of the Streets 6. Alternative Institutions and Movements Among Street People 7. Subcultures and Patterns of Association Among Street People 8. Checkerboard Square and a Radical Critique of Homelessness

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General