The Man in the Dog Park, by Cathy A. Small

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Small is an anthropologist, but her revealing examination of the lives of the homeless is less an objective study of “them” than an effort to “open windows of clarity and compassion” and so enable people to work together to find solutions to a problem that affects and implicates everyone. Making the rounds of shelters, pawnshops, government services offices, and food pantries with Ross, a former homeless military vet she got to know in the eponymous dog park, Small sees first-hand the travails of “the human fallout of our economic system,” and comes to understand homelessness as not “an aberration” due to individual circumstances and decisions but the “product” of the way we—all of us—live today. 

 

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781501748783
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Published: Cornell University Press - April 15th, 2020

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