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Author Williams, Jean Calterone, 1966- author.

Title "A roof over my head" : homeless women and the shelter industry / Jean Calterone Williams.

Publication Info. Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.83985 W724R    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description 243 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-233) and index.
Contents Causes of homelessness : homeless women speak -- Geography of the homeless shelter -- Homeless and battered women : parallel stories, opposing identities -- Meanings and myths of homelessness : housed people speak -- Meanings and myths of homelessness : homeless women speak.
Summary "Based upon extensive ethnographic data that examines lives of homeless women who care for children and live in small shelters and transitional living centers. This ground-breaking study unveils the centrality of abuse and poverty in homeless women's lives and outlines societal responses that should be more effective"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Homeless women -- Services for -- United States.
Single mothers -- Services for -- United States.
Women's shelters -- United States.
Homelessness -- United States.
Victims of family violence -- United States.
Homeless women -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst00959528
Homelessness. (OCoLC)fst00959545
Single mothers -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst01119382
Victims of family violence. (OCoLC)fst01166326
Women's shelters. (OCoLC)fst01178844
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Title Homeless women and the shelter industry
ISBN 9781607325277 (paperback)
1607325276 (paperback)
9781607326151 (ebook)
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