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Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted( )
Author: Desmond, Matthew
ISBN:978-0-14-198331-8
Publication Date:Apr 2017
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

'Essential. A compelling and damning exploration of the abuse of one of our basic human rights- shelter.' Owen Jones 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 for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
Law / Landlord & Tenant
Business & Economics / General
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.2 x 19.7 x 2.6 cm
Book Weight:0.318 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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