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Better times than this: youth homelessness in Britain

Hall, Thomas Adrian ORCID: 2003. Better times than this: youth homelessness in Britain. Pluto Press.

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If the supposedly disaffected young provide the sub-text to so many of our social anxieties, then the young homeless loom larger here than most: our most vivid reminder of social exclusion, and exemplars too of what the tabloid press like to describe as the feckless, wilful poor. This book explores what life is really like for Britain’s young homeless: estranged from their families, out of work and making do on the fringes of social security. The result is a vivid portrait of a pressing social problem. Based on extended fieldwork study – the author spent twelve months in the company of young people moving between hostel accommodation, rented bed-sit tenancies and episodes of rooflessness – Better Times Than This is Britain’s first full ethnographic study of youth homelessness.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745316239
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:26

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