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Author Arrighi, Barbara A.

Title America's shame : women and children in shelter and the degradation of family roles / Barbara A. Arrighi.

Publication Info. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.8383 A776A    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
Contents pt. I. Descent to shelter : systemic factors leading to shelter. 1. How a diverse population grew while housing decreased -- 2. Family values and other myths and realities about families -- pt. II. The social psychological experience of poverty and shelter life. 3. Shelter life and women's self-concept -- 4. Shelter life and its effects on children's development -- pt. III. Solutions : some old, some new. 5. A solution for shrinking funds : mandated community collaboration -- 6. Consciousness raising : an old solution with a new twist -- 7. Recommendations -- Epilogue : connecting private troubles with public issues : a little sociological imagination would help.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([125]-130) and index.
Subject Shelters for the homeless -- Kentucky -- Case studies.
Homeless women -- Kentucky -- Case studies.
Homeless children -- Kentucky -- Case studies.
Poor women -- Kentucky -- Case studies.
Poor children -- Kentucky -- Case studies.
Family policy -- United States.
ISBN 0275957322 alkaline paper
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