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Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted( )
Author: Desmond, Matthew
Publication Date:Mar 2016
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Allen Lane
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $49.99
Book Description:

'I wish the rent was heaven sent.'

Evictions in American cities used to be so rare they drew crowds. Now they happen day in, day out. This searing, heartbreaking book tells the story of poverty today, and the people who live it.

Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
Law / Landlord & Tenant
Business & Economics / General
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.2 x 24 x 3.8 cm
Book Weight:0.704 Kilograms
Author Biography
Desmond, Matthew (Author)
Matthew Desmond received a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2010. He is a professor of social sciences at Harvard University. His books include On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters, Race in America written with Mustafa Emirbayer, The Racial Order written with Mustafa Emirbayer, and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2017.


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