Penny for Your Thoughts: Beggars and the Exercise of Morality in Daily Life1

@inproceedings{Dromi2012PennyFY,
  title={Penny for Your Thoughts: Beggars and the Exercise of Morality in Daily Life1},
  author={Shai M. Dromi},
  year={2012}
}
Urban sociology has tended to study interactions between passersby and “street persons” with an emphasis on the ways street persons become bothersome, harassing, or dangerous. This article moves away from the focus on the ways interactions in public go awry and focuses on how individuals account for the mundane, everyday exchanges they have with strangers who seek their help. Based on interview data (N = 31) and qualitative analysis of data from an Internet survey (N = 110), this article… CONTINUE READING