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

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

Label
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city
Title
Evicted
Title remainder
poverty and profit in the American city
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Desmond
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what we can do to help."--http://lj.libraryjournal.com
  • "In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads ... Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."--Cover
Has edition
Awards note
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2017.
  • The Pulitzer Prize, 2017.
Cataloging source
ICV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desmond, Matthew
Dewey number
339.4/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7287.96.U6
LC item number
D47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Low-income housing
  • Eviction
  • Poverty
  • Profit
  • Cities and towns
  • Social science
  • Social science
  • Profit
  • Eviction
  • Poverty
Label
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city, Matthew Desmond
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reader's guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Cold city -- Part One. Rent. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 -- Part Two. Out. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow -- Part Three. 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 -- Epilogue: Home and hope -- About this project
Control code
ocn978257056
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780553447453
Lccn
2015027374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978257056
Label
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city, Matthew Desmond
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Reader's guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Cold city -- Part One. Rent. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 -- Part Two. Out. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow -- Part Three. 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 -- Epilogue: Home and hope -- About this project
Control code
ocn978257056
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xviii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780553447453
Lccn
2015027374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978257056

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