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Informal City Speaker Series – America’s Playground: Informal Sociability among Atlantic City’s Street Homeless

Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Jacob Avery’s primary research interests include urban poverty and inequality, social service provision, culture, social interaction, and fieldwork methods. Through an immersed ethnographic account of street life in Atlantic City, NJ, Avery examines how a network of chronically homeless and chemically addicted individuals experience their precarious condition on a daily basis, and how and why they subsist without regular aid from formal systems of support. He is currently developing this research into a book-length manuscript, and exploring the organizational and interpersonal dynamics of service provision for the newly homeless.


Mar 1
12:30 pm-2:00 pm
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337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States