The Resource Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city, Matthew Desmond

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city, Matthew Desmond

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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city
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Evicted
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poverty and profit in the American city
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Matthew Desmond
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eng
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  • "[The author] takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the 20 dollars a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, "Love don't pay the bills." She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality-- and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible"--Amazon.com
  • Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare; today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary. Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge: all are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. Desmond transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem
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Evicted
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A Harvard sociologist examines the under-represented challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, 2017.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2017.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2017.
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10466736
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
339.4/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7287.96.U6
LC item number
D47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Matthew Desmond
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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city, Matthew Desmond
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-405) and index
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Contents
Cold city -- Rent. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 -- Out. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow -- After. This is America ; Lobster on food stamps ; Little ; Nobody wants the North Side ; Bigheaded boy ; If they give momma the punishment ; The serenity club ; Can't win for losing -- Home and hope -- About this project
Control code
20482458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 418 pages
Isbn
9780553447439
Lccn
2015027374
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  • (OCoLC)915135748

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