Street Stories: 100 Years of Homelessness in Vancouver

By: Barnholden, Michael;Newman, Nancy

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Homelessness is not new to Vancouver. There have been homeless people in Vancouver since it was founded in 1886. As in other major North American cities, until the late '70s and early '80s homelessness in Vancouver followed the economic logic of boom and bust capitalism.

However, since the run-up to the World Exposition of 1986, that logic has no longer been the determining factor influencing the growing number of homeless in the city. The "new poverty" that emerged in the 1980s is a product of the transition from an industrial-based capitalist economy to a post-industrial, global economy and a culture of consumerism, and the images of the homeless continue to haunt our social imagination.

Title: Street Stories: 100 Years of Homelessness in Vancouver

Author: Barnholden, Michael;Newman, Nancy

Categories: Canada, Anthropology / Sociology,

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Anvil Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 189563685X

ISBN Number 13: 9781895636857

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 118143

Description: Very light wear to covers, otherwise as-new, with clean, unmarked text/interior.