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Professional Lives, Personal Struggles

Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness

by Randall Amster(ed.) ; Martha Trenna Valado(ed.) ; Julie Adkins(contrib.) ; Kathleen Arnold(contrib.) ; Kurt Borchard(contrib.) ; David Cook(contrib.) ; Jeff Ferrell(contrib.) ; Vincent Lyon-Callo(contrib.) ; Jürgen von Mahs(contrib.) ; Don Mitchell(contrib.) ; Rob Rosenthal(contrib.) ; Michael Rowe(contrib.) ; Lynn A. Staeheli(contrib.) ; J. Talmadge Wright(contrib.)
Professional Lives, Personal Struggles by Randall Amster
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This edited volume illuminates critical research issues through the particular lens of homelessness, bringing together some of the leading scholars in the field, from an array of disciplines and perspectives, to explore this condition of marginalization and the ethical dilemmas that arise within it. The authors provide insights into the realities and challenges of social research that will guide students, activists, practitioners, policymakers, and service providers, as well as both novice and seasoned researchers in fields of inquiry ranging from anthropology and sociology to geography and cultural studies. Although many texts have explored the subject of homelessness, few have attempted to encapsulate and examine the complex process of researching the issue as a phenomenon unto itself. Professional Lives, Personal Struggles examines the many challenges of conducting ethical research on homelessness, as well as the potential for positive change and transformation, through the deeply personal accounts of scholars and advocates with extensive experience working in the field.
Lexington Books; July 2012
226 pages; ISBN 9780739174296
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Title: Professional Lives, Personal Struggles
Author: Randall Amster; Martha Trenna Valado; Julie Adkins; Kathleen Arnold; Kurt Borchard; David Cook; Jeff Ferrell; Vincent Lyon-Callo; Jürgen von Mahs; Don Mitchell; Rob Rosenthal; Michael Rowe; Lynn A. Staeheli; J. Talmadge Wright
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