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The Book

Tunnel People was Teun Voeten’s debut. It was originally published in 1996 at the Amsterdam based publishing house Atlas, under the title ‘Tunnelmensen’. In 2010, the updated version appeared in the USA at PM Press, Oakland. Voeten translated the book himself and luckily he had still kept all his notebooks with transcripts of the unique tunnel slang. In 2013, Fosfor Publishers, Amsterdam, published the updated and thoroughly rewritten Dutch version as an e-book.

Among homeless experts, ‘Tunnel People’ has become a classic and it is widely used at anthropology and sociology departments worldwide, ‘a supreme example of participant observation’, one journal wrote. Nearly twenty years, the tunnel still captures people’s imagination.

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English translation published August , 2010 at PM Press, Oakland, CA
Price: $24.95,
Pages: 320, includes one map and one 16-page b&w photo insert
ISBN: 978-1-60486-070-2

Originally published 1996 by Atlas Publishers, Amsterdam.
Pages: 304 pages, including 32 photos
ISBN: 90 254 0866 4

May we suggest you support your local bookstore and order through them?

You can also order Tunnel People directly from the web store of PM Press.

The book is as well available through Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Bol.com and most other book sites.

Signed copies and out-of-print editions are available directly through the author. Just send an email to teunvoeten@gmail.com


To arrange an interview with author Teun Voeten, please contact:
PM Press, Craig O Hara
E-mail: craig@pmpress.org


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