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The Resource Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century, Jessica Bruder

Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century, Jessica Bruder

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Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century
Title
Nomadland
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surviving America in the twenty-first century
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Jessica Bruder
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Nomad land
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eng
Summary
"From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Jessica Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying her irrepressible protagonist, Linda May, and others, from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable "Earthship" home, they have not given up hope."--Jacket flap
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Title
Nomadland
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Author Jessica Bruder, who teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism, spent several years traveling with older Americans who have become itinerant workers in order to make ends meet. In Nomadland, she describes how they assume a "wheel estate" (instead of "real estate") existence as they travel from one seasonal job to the next, exchanging information on safe camping sites and enjoying the camaraderie of the road. Bruder vividly and sympathetically characterizes these "workampers" as she critiques the financial systems that have led them to adopt this solution. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6280
LC item number
.B77 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Jessica Bruder
Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century, Jessica Bruder
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273)
Contents
Foreword -- The squeeze Inn -- The end -- Surviving America -- Escape plan -- Amazon town -- The gathering place -- The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous -- Halen -- Some unbeetable experiences -- The H word -- Homecoming -- Coda: The octopus in the coconut
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ocn971352344
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393249316
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017018056
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971352344

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