On Hobos and Homelessness

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University of Chicago Press, 1998 - Social Science - 301 pages
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Nels Anderson was a pioneer in the study of the homeless. In the early 1920s Anderson combined his own experience "on the bummery," with his keen sociological insight to give voice to a largely ignored underclass. He remains an extraordinary and underrated figure in the history of American sociology.

On Hobos and Homelessness includes Anderson's rich and vibrant ethnographic work of a world of homeless men. He conducted his study on Madison street in Chicago, and we come to intimately know this portion of the 1920s hobo underworld—the harshness of vagrant life and the adventures of young hobos who come to the big city. This selection also includes Anderson's later work on the juvenile and the tramp, the unattached migrant, and the family. Like John Steinbeck's Depression-era observations, Anderson's writings express the memory of those who do not seem entitled to have memory, whose lives were expressed in temporary labor.
  

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Livre culte de sociologie et de l'école de Chicago. Intéressante introduction au Hobo.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction to the Phoenix Edition of the Hobo
21
Hobohemia Defined
32
The Jungles The Homeless Man Abroad
42
The Lodging House The Homeless Man at Home
50
The Hobo and the Tramp
61
Summary of Findings and Recommendations
68
Summary of a Study of Four Hundred Tramps Summer 1921
80
An Old Problem in New Form
120
The Unattached Migrant
140
Migrancy and the Labor Market
161
A Family in the Hobomania Era
185
The Sort of Jobs the Hobo Brought
202
Some Dimensions of Time
219
The Trend of Urban Sociology
241
Urbanism as a Way of Life
268

How and the Hobos Character Sketch of J E How Millionaire Hobo
90
The Slum A Project for Study
95
The Juvenile and the Tramp
99

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About the author (1998)

Anderson was a pioneer in the study of the homeless. He remains an extraordinary and underrated figure in the history of American sociology.

Rauty teaches history of sociology at the University of Salerno.

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