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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Emergency Housing Consortium.

Homeless Home Page.

Homeless People & the Internet.

International Network of Street Newspapers.

National Alliance to End Homelessness.

National Coalition for the Homeless.

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.

National Policy & Advocacy Council on Homelessness.

Stand Up for Kids.

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights. Key element of international human rights law, in force since 1976 but still unsigned & unratified by the US.

In the Library: Articles

Birne, Eleanor. "Make it more like a murder mystery," London Review (5/19/05). Review esay on Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards.

Cunneen, Joseph. "Underground stories: spirited humor livens films about the down-and-out," National Catholic Reporter (5/16/03): 16.

Harman, Danna. “Read all about it: street papers flourish across the US,” Christian Science Monitor (11/17/03):13.

Katz, Alyssa. "Human rights on wheels," Nation (1/28/98):19-22. Kensington Welfare Rights Union of Philadelphia tours country to document human rights violations caused by "welfare reform."

McGray, Douglas. "The abolitionist," Atlantic Monthly (6/04). Philip Mangano, Pres. Bush's "homelessness czar" & his new approaches to the problem.

Vanderstaay, Steven. “Street lives,” Progressive (9/92):21-25.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Connolly, Deborah R. Homeless Mothers. Face to Face with Women & Poverty (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 2000).

DePastino, Todd. Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003).

Desjarlais, Robert. Shelter Blues: Sanity & Selfhood among the Homeless (?, 1997).

Grant, George. The Dispossessed: Homelessness in America (Ft. Worth TX: Dominion, 1986).

Jencks, Christopher. The Homeless (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1996)

Jones, Jacqueline. The Dispossessed: America's Underclasses from the Civil War to the Present (NY: Basic Books, 1992).

Kozol, Jonathan. Rachel & Her Children: Homeless Families in America (NY, 1988).

Kusmer, Kenneth L. Down & Out, On the Road: The Homeless in American History (NY: Oxford, 2002.

Masters, Alexander. Stuart: A Life Backwards (London: Fourth Estate, 2005). Biography of homeless man in UK, remarkable as sketch of city life & "safety net" from his perspective.

Mitchell, Joseph. Joe Gould's Secret [1965] (NY: Vintage, 1999).

National Coalition for the Homeless. Rural Homelessness in America: Appalachia & the South (NY: Coalition, 1987).

Nunez, Ralph de Costa. Beyond the Shelter Wall: Homeless Families Speak Out (NY: White Tiger, 2004).

__________. A Shelter is Not a Home...Or Is It? (NY: White Tiger, 2004).

West, Morris L. Children of the Shadows: The True Story of the Street Urchins of Naples (NY: Doubleday, 1957)

In the Library: Fiction

Grisham, John. The Street Lawyer (NY: Doubleday, 1998).

Paretsky, Sara. Tunnel Vision (NY: Delacorte, 1994).

Tobar, Hector. The Tattooed Soldier (Harrison NY: Delphinium, 1998). Guatemalan immigrants & homeless life in LA.

CD & Audio:

"The Place We Found for Michael", by Charlie King. from c.d. "Inside Out," Vaguely Reminiscent Sounds, 1995

"There But for Fortune," by Phil Ochs. Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, Magpie Give Light, Sliced Bread Records CD-SB71185.

Film & Video:

"Boesman & Lena" [2002], dir. John Berry [2002], 84m. From Athol Fugard play, about homeless colored folk on South Africa's Cape.

"The Homeless Home Movie" [1996], dir. Patrick Hennessy, 84m. From Media Visions.

"Home Sweet Homeless" [1988]

"The Man Without a Past" [2002], dir. Aki Kaurismäkki, 97m. In video stores. Homeless folk & the Salvation Army in Helsinki.

"A Margem da Imagem" [2003], dir. Evaldo Mocarzel, 72m. Documentary on homeless folks in São Paulo.

"Pharaoh's Streets" [2000], dir. Jethro Rothe-Kushel, 45m. Homelessness in Los Angeles.

"The Saint of Fort Washington" [1993], dir. Tim Hunter, 103m. In video stores.

"The Street: A Film with the Homeless" [1997], dir. Daniel Cross, 58m. Canada.

"Taylor's Campaign" [1998], dir. Richard Cohen, ?m. Street person runs for office in Santa Monica.

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