The Women Outside: Meanings and Myths of Homelessness
by Stephanie Golden (University of California Press, 1992)
“Part report, part analysis, part meditation, The Women Outside combines detailed first-hand experience with far-ranging scholarship to explore the origins, social meanings, and scandalous circumstances of homeless women today. This is a psychologically probing and deeply compassionate work.” —Alix Kates Shulman, author of On the Stroll
“The scholarship is extraordinary, the writing lucid, and Golden has a wonderful capacity to involve the reader in the experiences of homeless women she re-creates for us.” —Alice Kessler-Harris, author of Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States
Finalist, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1992.
Honorable Mention, Emily Toth Award (Women's Caucus, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association), 1992.