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

Desmond, Matthew, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 18 of 25 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Decatur 339.46 DES EVI (Text) 34207001991216 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler 339.46 DES (Text) 34044000878486 ADULT NONFICTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 339.4 DES (Text) 36803000960810 NONFICTION Available -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 339.4 DES (Text) 33118000174918 Adult: New Book Available -
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville 339.4 Des (Text) 32604000204359 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 339.46 DES (Text) 36626103725503 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 01/04/2017
Huntingburg Public Library - Huntingburg 339.46 DES (Text) 39970001025674 NF Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 339.46 DESMOND (Text) 33946003076614 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/21/2016
Jay County Public Library - Portland 339.46 D464 (Text) 76383000439715 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Hanover 339.4609 DES (Text) 39391100275682 Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553447439
  • ISBN: 0553447432
  • ISBN: 9780553447453
  • ISBN: 0553447459
  • Physical Description: x, 418 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-405) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "[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.
Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General.
Low-income housing > United States.
Eviction > United States.
Poverty > United States.
Profit > United States.
Cities and towns > United States.

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