Seasons such as these : how homelessness took shape in America / Cynthia J. Bogard

Author(s): Bogard, Cynthia J
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Subjects: Homelessness--United States
Homelessness--New York (State)--New York
Homelessness--Washington (D.C.)
Social problems--United States
United States--Social policy--1980-1993
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Aldine De Gruyter, 2003
Series: Social problems and social issues
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: xv, 256 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1. Activists and the Emergence of Homelessness as a Social Problem in Washington, D.C. 9
2. Government Officials as Claimsmakers 29
3. The Role of the Media in Constructing Homelessness 47
4. The Interactions of Claimsmakers and Issues 69
5. How Many Homeless? Experts, Advocates and the Struggle over Numbers 97
6. Building the Moral Momentum for Federal Action 125
7. "Something Must Be Done:" The Outcomes of Social Problem Construction 149
8. Fifteen Years Later: The Unintended Consequences of Social Problem Construction 195
Postscript 205
App. Considering the Constructionist Approach 207
References 219
Index 249
Notes: LCCN: 2003002638
ISBN: 0202307247 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0202306755 (pbk : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-248) and index
Partial contents: Activists and the emergence of homelessness as a social problem in Washington, D.C. -- Introduction -- The community for creative non-violence takes on the issue -- The Holy Trinity campaign -- The National Visitor Center campaign -- Claimsmakers in context -- The interpretive context -- The environmental context -- Government officials as claimsmakers -- Introduction -- The emergence of claimsmakers and their activities in New York City
OCLC Number: 51655432
ISBN/ISSN: 0202307247
0202306755