The ethnography in “With No Direction Home” by Marni Finkelstein was quite astounding. The group Finkelstein studied were street kids no older than the age of 20. Finkelstein did not interview kids over 20 because he said kids under the age of 21 rely on their families for social and financial support. He studied kids under 20 because those groups are most vulnerable to the lack of familial support and wanted to determine whether it will affect their self behaviour. These interviews and observations were constructed in the East Village of New York. The kids interviewed were from all over the place like New Jersey, Northeastern states, Southwest, Midwest, Southwest..etc. This study took place in the year 2005. Finkelstein tried to answer
The book “With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and in the Streets” written by Marni Finkelstein refers to the homeless youth. This book describes the lifestyle of the teenagers with no home and explains with detail about what consist in their everyday lives in the streets of New York City. The purpose of this book is to explain to people who these kids are and to see life in their point of view. It explains the difference between street kids and the kids that live on the street. We need to understand that the kids that live on the streets have their own culture and their own way of surviving. Learning their point of view would be a great eye opening experience for everyone and to also understand their struggle. This book explains a study that was done to 50 street kids and life on the streets.
The Economist’s article “The most beautiful theory” discusses Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. It explains the origins of general relativity through Einstein’s initial thought experiments that eventually led to the realization that the university functions in four dimensions (“three spatial dimensions, one temporal one”) and that mass curved space-time, creating gravity. Over time, Einstein’s theory was verified by observations, such as those made by Arthur Eddington when he noticed the skew of light around the sun during an eclipse, which could only have been due to distorted space-time. His theory has also been expanded over the years as physicists try to combine general relativity with
Dylan is a tall and lean young man, not even out of high school, life on the streets is hard. He was kicked out by his mother when she found a new man,16-year-old Dylan Wallace has been panhandling on the streets, preparing for winter. Dylan panhandles barely enough money to eat. As the weather gets colder and the going gets harder Dylan wants to know what he did to deserve this life. He doesn’t want to deal drugs or turn tricks like his friends, he does not want to be one of ‘’vulture’’ slaves. Dylan can’t get a job because he has no fixed address, he’s always dirty and hungry his long dark hair often matted his head. He has turned to petty theft. He doesn't trust anyone who wants to help, like Ainsley, a former street kid now working her way through school to become a social worker.
In conclusion, throughout the novel Scout learns important things about life, people and society. There were many other things Scout learnt in this book
Youth who live on the streets are there for two main reasons either they chose to leave the home because of the living situation or they will leave home because they are kicked out or drugs and alcohol have led them onto the streets. 20% of the homeless population is youth and it is increasing every year because of the changes that our generation is going through and being affected by. The rates of suicide in homeless youth are 10.3 times larger then an average Canadian youth. (McKay, E. (2009). Independent Living Accounts: Leaving Homelessness in the Past.).
As I read on in chapter 10, I realized that the subsection titled Homelessness, discussed how being homeless affects a student learning in and out of the classroom and how the federal government seems to ignore students who are homeless or on the streets. The section, Homelessness, reminded me of a few stories I heard from my mom and other teachers who taught at a title one schools. One of the stories that stuck out to me was one about a boy who was homeless.
The ethnography With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and in the Streets by Marni Finkelstein, describes the life of street youth in New York City. The ethnography attempts to debunk myths that prior studies have formed of these street youths. The author, Marni Finkelstein is an Anthropologist renowned for her work on urban populations at risk. She graduated from the New School of Social Research in New York City with her PhD in Anthropology. Finkelstein has also conducted studies on substance abuse, sexual assaults and drug use of youths in New York City. Finkelstein achieves her goals, by using a scientific approach when observing the street youths. A few methods she utilizes are similar to that have been previous used but
Scout learned not to get so defensive of her father, with Miss Caroline learning not to judge her students. She learned to not judge Scout for her reading habits, not to judge Burris for not attending school, and not to hand anything to a Cunningham. All of these interactions taught each person an individual lesson: that you should never judge a book by its cover. Everyone, but most importantly Scout, learns that someone else’s world is much different than your own, and that you can actually learn something about someone if you try to see the world from their view. Each member of Maycomb County learned that the world is not so black and white, and that you really cannot understand someone’s life until you climb in their skin and walk around in
In “Invisible Child,” a New York Times article written by Andrea Elliot, we follow a day in the life of a young African American girl, Dasani, growing up in New York City. However, instead of living in an “Empire State of Mind,” Dasani lives in the slums, growing up homeless with her two drug addicted parents and seven siblings. Dasani often finds herself taking care of her siblings, making sure they have enough to eat, tying shoelaces, changing diapers, getting them to the bus stop in time, and the list goes on. An 11 year old girl, essentially taking care of a whole family, as well as taking care of herself by going to school, receiving an education, and partaking in extra-curricular activities. Elliot captures the life and struggles of a family well under the poverty line, giving us an unprecedented look into what Dasani must do each day not just to grow up in New York City, but to survive.
Society generalizes first world teenagers, describing them as trapped inside a bubble, shielded from harsh realities of impoverished nations and living with the delusions that their problems dominate all others. While this stereotype does not hold true for all young adults, the unfortunate truth remains: many do not count their blessings. Recently with our soccer team, we had the opportunity to visit Vista Maria, a home and school in Dearborn for girls ages 11 to 17 coming from abusive domestic environments, including sex trafficking and family deficiencies. Interacting with the bright and beautiful girls felt incredible and encouraged us and the team to truly understand how fortunate we live. This trip inspired us to plan on visiting Vista
In Judy Daniels’ article entitled "Humanistic Interventions for Homeless Students: Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Their Personal Development," the author is successful in describing real-life examples of the effects of homelessness on school-aged children. She starts out with the story of Angie, a high school student who lives in a tent with her mother and two siblings. After being caught for fighting with her classmates, Angie is sent to the counselor’s office where she confesses her frustration with her current living situation.
General Relativity is a two part theory created by the German physicist, Albert Einstein. The two sections of relativity is special relativity and general relativity. Special relativity focuses more on lines, constant-velocity motion on the mass of objects, the passage throughout time, and that passing the speed of light is impossible. General relativity deals with accelerated motion, gravitational fields on mass, size, and time. General relativity also states that matter and space effect each other and that the universe ends and there may be more universes out there. Relativity also includes space-time. Many people think that space and time are completely different variables, but physicists often combine them into “space-time”. Space-time is a four-dimensional coordinate system used in relativity and other areas of physics. The dimensions are, length, width, height, and the 4th is the time dimension.