Douglas Harper's "Good Company: A Tramp Life" (updated version of 1982 book)

Douglas Harper's "Good Company: A Tramp Life" (updated version of 1982 book)

Author: 
Douglas Harper

Updated version of Douglas Harper's 1982 exploration of tramp life.

Book Excerpt: 
"The current book needs to be understood in the context of subsequent trends in homelessness and the tramp life on the rails. When I did the field work for this project in the early 1970s, homelessness was seen as a social problem of the skid row man: homeless, family-less, jobless, even identity-less, because of uncontrolled alcohol use. . . . "
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 2006-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Douglas Harper
City of Publication: 
Boulder
Book Publisher: 
Paradigm Publishers