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Mendicancy. Vagabondism. Tramps. Homelessness.

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  • Abandonedby Geesche Jacobsen

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 20.90

    Drugs, sex and a pack of unscrupulous men circling, circling - it was always going to get ugly but no-one foresaw the tragic death of a young woman. more...

  • Activities and Action in Groupworkby Ruth Middleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This helpful and practical book examines the uses of innovative activities in social groupwork with a number of different populations, such as adolescents, school-age parents and their children, the elderly, and Hispanics. more...

  • The Adventures of a Female Trampby A-No. 1

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    First published in 1914, this detailed account of female hobos is a rare and beautiful example of early American storytelling. The Adventures of a Female Tramp is social history, presenting vagabond underground culture with humor, excitement and a flare for the dramatic. Each of the cross-country adventures are told by "the famous hobo" A. No. 1 who... more...

  • Breakfast at Sally'sby Richard LeMieux; Michael Gordon

    Skyhorse Publishing 2008; US$ 14.95

    One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed suicide, estranged from his family, and living... more...

  • Cast Outby A. L. Beier; Paul Ocobock

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Throughout history, those arrested for vagrancy have generally been poor men and women, often young, able-bodied, unemployed, and homeless. Most histories of vagrancy have focused on the European and American experiences. Cast Out: Vagrancy and Homelessness in Global and Historical Perspective is the first book to consider the shared global heritage... more...

  • Children Living in Temporary Sheltersby Alice M. Epps

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Curse of Tramp Lifeby A-No. 1

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    Published in 1912, The Curse of the Tramp is the third book in the series by A-No 1 "The Famous Tramp" who traveled 500,000 miles for only $7.61. This is a fabulous and true tour of prisons, train yards and railroads. more...

  • The Essential Groupworkerby Catherine Sawdon; Mark Doel

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 1999; US$ 39.95

    Focusing on how groupwork can be learnt and taught, the authors of this accessible book consider what is essential in effective work with groups. They develop a practice model which is applicable to a wide range of approaches and actively promotes anti-oppressive groupwork. It has been extensively trialled and refined in a social services agency. more...

  • Group Work with Populations at Riskby Geoffrey L. Greif

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 41.99

    "Group Work with Populations at Risk, 2nd Edition", is a fundamental book aimed at social workers and other mental health professionals interested in at-risk groups with specific populations. Accessible and practical as well as scientifically and theoretically sound, the text provides a set of guidelines for social workers who are called upon to work... more...

  • Groupwork Practice in Social Workby Mr Trevor Lindsay; Sue Orton

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 29.95

    Both the new social work degree and Post-Qualifying Award in social work require that students are competent at working with groups and such skills are also valuable in interprofessional practice, partnership working and within the social care workforce. This accessible book introduces the practicalities of planning, establishing, facilitating and... more...