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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city  Cover Image Book Book

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city / Matthew Desmond.

Desmond, Matthew, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780553447453
  • ISBN: 0553447459
  • Physical Description: xviii, 422 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes Reader's guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-405) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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."--
"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.
Awards Note:
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2017.
The Pulitzer Prize, 2017.
Subject: Low-income housing > United States.
Eviction > United States.
Poverty > United States.
Profit > United States.
Cities and towns > United States.
Social science > Sociology > Urban.
Social science > Poverty and Homelessness.
Profit > United States.
Eviction > United States.
Poverty > United States.
Cities and towns.
Low-income housing.
United States.

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Upper Skagit Library 339.460 DES 1015034 Nonfiction Checked out 03/29/2023

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