Stations of the Lost by Jacqueline P. Wiseman
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Stations of the Lost
By Jacqueline P. Wiseman

Stations of the Lost

Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics New edition

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Stations of the Lost by Jacqueline P. Wiseman

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When first published in 1970, "Stations of the Lost" won the C. Wright Mills Award for Best Book in the Area of Social Problems. The study considers the Skid Row alcoholic from two points of view, that of the alcoholic himself and that of the agents of social control who treat him. A major discovery of Wiseman's research was that Skid Row men spend only about one third of the year on Skid Row. The rest of the time is spent "making the loop" going from Skid Row to city jail, to county jail, to the state mental hospital, to the missions, and back to Skid Row. While these facilities are designed to handle or rehabilitate Skid Row men, they are actually used by these men as a means of survival."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226903071
ISBN-10: 0226903079
Format: Paperback
(278mm x 154mm x 20mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1979
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jacqueline P. Wiseman

Jacqueline P. Wiseman is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. She has contributed articles to numerous publications, including "The Encyclopedic Handbook of Alcoholism, Family Study Review Yearbook, " and "The Family in Change."

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