Title

Review: Needed by Nobody: Homelessness and Humanness in Post-Socialist Russia

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Social Forces

Department

Sociology & Anthropology

Abstract

Höjdestrand succeeds in showing why and how the homeless are socially excluded in multiple ways - by the state, which no longer has a need for some citizens, and from the social networks and intimate family ties that serve as a safety net in Russia - as well as what the homeless attempt to do about it. [...] this ethnography describes poignantly an experience of exclusion and what it takes to become human.

ISSN

0037-7732