Your Shelter or Mine? Romantic Relationships Among the Homeless
Abbreviated Journal Title
HEALTH; MARRIAGE; YOUTH; BEHAVIORS; GENDER; IMPACT; CRIME; WOMEN; RISK; Criminology & Penology; Psychology, Social; Sociology
The topic of sex and love is notable by its absence within the research literature on homelessness. If these topics are discussed, they are generally approached from a negative standpoint with a focus on topics such as HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual victimization, or sexual abuse. With growing bodies of literature on homelessness and the many benefits of committed relationships, it is surprising that there is a lack of studies on these intersecting topics. By way of in-depth interviews, this article takes an initial look at the neglected study of the love lives of the homeless. These narratives provide information on the lives of homeless individuals, the importance of romantic relationships and sex, and challenges to these relationships. Recommendations for further research are provided.
"Your Shelter or Mine? Romantic Relationships Among the Homeless" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 673.