With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and In the Streets, 1st Edition

  • Marni Finkelstein Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
  • ISBN-10: 0534626491  |  ISBN-13: 9780534626495
  • 160 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
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Do you know what it's really like to be a young homeless person? WITH NO DIRECTION HOME: HOMELESS YOUTH ON THE ROAD AND IN THE STREETS takes you into their world, their living conditions, and their street experiences. Plus, it takes a hard look at fictive kin experiences and drug addiction. Learn how to move from compassion to rapport with this incredible ethnography textbook.

Table of Contents

1. Who Are Street Kids.
2. Meeting the Street Kids.
3. Leaving Home.
4. Socialization to the Streets and the Formation of Peer Networks.
5. Going on the Road.
6. Subsistance.
7. Substance Use and Abuse.
8. Victimization and Violence.
9. Leaving the Streets.
10. Summary and Conclusions.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marni Finkelstein

Marni Finkelstein is currently an adjunct professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and works as the Senior Research Associate Vera Institute of Justice, both in New York City. She received her doctorate in social/cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research in 2001. Finkelstein also holds a Masters degree in journalism as well as social/cultural anthropology. The author spent two summers conducting field research in New York City and has included especially rich interview material and personal observations. As an anthropologist, her work focuses primarily on urban populations at risk. In addition to her research with street kids, she has conducted ethnographic studies on substance abuse, adolescence in the New York City foster care system, and victims of sexual assault. She lives, works, and teaches in New York City.