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  • Author:
    Scott Seider
  • ISBN:
    1441137378
  • ISBN13:
    978-1441137371
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  • Publisher:
    Continuum; 1 edition (September 2, 2010)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Americas
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Every winter night the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter brings together society's most privileged and marginalized groups under one . What makes the shelter unique is that it is operated entirely by Harvard College students.

Every winter night the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter brings together society's most privileged and marginalized groups under one roof: Harvard students and the homeless. It is the only student-run homeless shelter in the United States

Scott Seider's study of a homeless shelter in the shadow of Harvard Yard promises to catalyze conversations .

Scott Seider's study of a homeless shelter in the shadow of Harvard Yard promises to catalyze conversations about what it means to be a civilized society. This insightful book could not be more timely or more important. Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard University. This book about a homeless shelter run by Harvard students is also about topics that too often fall off our radar; how we treat - and ought to treat - the marginalized and down and out among us, the particular, powerful contributions that young people can make to improving the lives of others, how young people develop mature ideals and, perhaps most essentially, what economic.

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Scott Seider's study of a homeless shelter in the shadow of Harvard Yard promises to catalyze conversations .

Scott Seider’s 2010 book Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless delves into the world of a homeless shelter, completely run by Harvard college students. It is the only student-run homeless.

s/id393343331?i 88312345. Scott Seider’s 2010 book Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless delves into the world of a homeless shelter, completely run by Harvard college students.

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Автор: Seider Scott Название: Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless Издательство . This title presents a study of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter: the only student-run shelter in the United States.

This title presents a study of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter: the only student-run shelter in the United States.

In Shelter, Scott Seider, E. Drawing on detailed field notes from a single night at the shelter, Seider opens the book with a vivid chronological description of what happens between the arrival of the first Harvard volunteer at 6:30 . and the team’s 8:30 .

Every winter night the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter brings together society's most privileged and marginalized groups under one roof: Harvard students and the homeless. What makes the shelter unique is that it is operated entirely by Harvard College students. It is the only student-run homeless shelter in the United States.

Shelter demonstrates how the juxtaposition of privilege and poverty inside the Harvard Square Shelter proves transformative for the homeless men and women taking shelter there, the Harvard students volunteering there, and the wider society into which both groups emerge each morning. In so doing, Shelter makes the case for the replication of this student-run model in major cities across the United States.

Inspiring and energizing, Shelter offers a unique window into the lives of America's poorest and most privileged citizens as well as a testament to the powerful effects that can result when members of these opposing groups come together.


Hi_Jacker
There were some great points raised throughout the book, educating about homlessness, and changing general attitudes about the homeless as lazy and self-deserving of their situation.

As much as I agree with the point of the book, I believe the delivery simply was not as great as I would have liked. As clear as it was meant to be, sometimes the author would repeat several quotations or previous arguments so much to the point of rambling in later chapters. The book has the possibility to be shorter, more concise, and equally effective.

Also Santa Anna, the city in Orange County in one of the final chapters, is spelled Santa Ana for future editions.

Overall, good book.
Zonama
Scott Seider has written an analysis of the impact on their lives of Harvard students volunteering at a Shelter for Homeless men and women in Harvard Square. The Shelter at University Lutheran Church has existed for 27 years. Seider gives the history of this unique Shelter, the only one of its kind in the USA. He analyzes the procedures in the Shelter and the experiences of the students and homeless people. He is sensitive to the needs and interactions between these vastly dissimilar groups of people. He demonstrates and concludes that there is an immediate and long-term positive impact on both the homeless people and the students. He strongly advocates for the establishment of similar homeless shelters run by student volunteers. This is a good book on the value of in-service education. It also gives you a realistic glimpse into the lives of homeless street people.
Kann
The book was purchased for a college course. It is an excellent, insightful book. I am satisfied with my purchase.
SmEsH
Props to the author for an engaging first book. The topic is instantly engaging, and the prose and story delivers. Highly recommend as a book to keep you totally interested and push your thinking. Well done.