The story of edward: The Everyday Geography Of Elderly Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel Tenants
This article provides a rich description of the everyday geography of an often overlooked population in contemporary urban America: elderly tenants of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels. By recording, firsthand, this population's geographical movement, I was able to document members' daily struggle for survival as it became translated into withdrawal from both the neighborhood and the hotel environment. The members' mean journey beyond the hotel extended a mere three city blocks. This withdrawal was exacerbated by the negative and inaccurate labels society has applied to tenants of these hotels. © 1990, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.
Geography, Geology, and Planning
Rollinson, Paul A. "The story of Edward: The everyday geography of elderly single room occupancy (SRO) hotel tenants." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 19, no. 2 (1990): 188-206.
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography