Homeless in Las Vegas: Stories from the Street

5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780874178371: Homeless in Las Vegas: Stories from the Street
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The homeless men and women represented in this book speak candidly about their plight, its origins, and the many obstacles to escaping it. They discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that Las Vegas s focus on tourism, indulgence, and diversion offers its homeless residents. This compelling and emotionally charged ethnography counters many of the stereotypes of homeless men and women, revealing the remarkable diversity of their circumstances. It also offers their perspectives on social services and civic attitudes toward homelessness.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kurt Borchard is a professor in the Department of Sociology, Geography, and Earth Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Review:

Few ethnographers can carry off the honesty and flexibility of Borchard s narrative. This is far and away one of the best written journeys through homelessness and all of its machinations personal, cultural, and institutional. --Corey Dolgon, author of The End of the Hamptons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America s Paradise

In this book, Kurt Borchard does what many authors and professors seem reluctant to do: get out of the office, hit the streets, and talk to people. The result is an intimate portrait (rather than a cardboard cutout) of homelessness in Las Vegas, which provides a better understanding of the issue and the city, both of which are extremely complicated. --Matt O Brien, author of Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Borchard, Kurt
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kurt Borchard
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Borchard, Kurt
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 12404330-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

KURT BORCHARD
Published by Univ Nevada Press
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Nevada Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2259246

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kurt Borchard
Published by University of Nevada Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The homeless men and women represented in this book speak candidly about their plight, its origins, and the many obstacles to escaping it. They discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that Las Vegas s focus on tourism, indulgence, and diversion offers its homeless residents. This compelling and emotionally charged ethnography counters many of the stereotypes of homeless men and women, revealing the remarkable diversity of their circumstances. It also offers their perspectives on social services and civic attitudes toward homelessness. Seller Inventory # BTE9780874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Borchard, Kurt
Published by University of Nevada Press
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Borchard, Kurt.
Published by University of Nevada Press, Reno (2011)
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2011. Softcover. Condition: New. 256 pages. Softcover. New book. NEVADA. The homeless men and women represented in this book speak candidly about their plight, its origins, and the many obstacles to escaping it. They discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that Las Vegas's focus on tourism, indulgence, and diversion offers its homeless residents. This compelling and emotionally charged ethnography counters many of the stereotypes of homeless men and women, revealing the remarkable diversity of their circumstances. It also offers their perspectives on social services and civic attitudes toward homelessness. Kurt Borchard is a professor in the Department of Sociology, Geography, and Earth Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He once worked as the director of a program for homeless men in Fairbanks, Alaska. "Few ethnographers can carry off the honesty and flexibility of Borchard's narrative. This is far and away one of the best written journeys through homelessness and all of its machinationsÑpersonal, cultural, and institutional." -Corey Dolgon, author of The End of the Hamptons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America's Paradise "In this book, Kurt Borchard does what many authors and professors seem reluctant to do: get out of the office, hit the streets, and talk to people. The result is an intimate portrait (rather than a cardboard cutout) of homelessness in Las Vegas, which provides a better understanding of the issue and the city, both of which are extremely complicated." - Matt O'Brien, author of Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas (Key Words: Kurt Borchard, Homeless in Las Vegas). book. Seller Inventory # 84412X1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kurt Borchard
Published by Univ of Nevada Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Nevada Pr, 2011. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9780874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.71
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kurt Borchard
Published by University of Nevada Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kurt Borchard
Published by University of Nevada Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0874178371 ISBN 13: 9780874178371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0874178371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book