On the Bowery: Confronting Homelessness in American Society
by Benedict Giamo
University of Iowa Press, 1989
eISBN: 978-1-58729-080-0 | Cloth: 978-0-87745-243-0
Library of Congress Classification HV4505.G48 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.50973


As both theme and place, the Bowery has been rich in meaning, evocative in association, long in development, and representative of the inherent conflict between culture and subculture. This award-winning interdisciplinary study puts in perspective the social meaning and cultural significance of the Bowery from both historical and contemporary outlooks, spanning the fields of American literature and social history, culture studies, symbolic anthropology, ethnography, and social psychology. On the Bowery has special relevance in providing continuity for the systems of thought and methods of intervention that influence responses to the modern condition of homelessness in American cities today.

Nearby on shelf for Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology / Protection, assistance and relief / Mendicancy. Vagabondism. Tramps. Homelessness: