Poverty and Profit in the American City

Author: Matthew Desmond

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0553447440

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond 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 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. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • Buzzfeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Politico • The Week • Bookpage • Kirkus Reviews • Amazon • Barnes and Noble Review • Apple • Library Journal • Chicago Public Library • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness
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by Michael Desmond | Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1945251042

Category: Political Science

Page: 36

View: 9045

Evicted by Michael Desmond | Summary & Analysis Preview: Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a sociological study of evictions, housing, and homelessness in Milwaukee. The book follows the lives of a number of tenants and landlords in order to examine how access to housing affects the poor. Desmond also includes historical background, statistics, and research findings to provide context for his narratives. Shelter is central to an individual’s life, happiness, and stability. Eviction is hugely disruptive, and those who are evicted face loss of property, intensified poverty, and an erosion in quality of housing. Evictions also disrupt jobs, and may increase depression and addiction. It’s not only that poverty contributes to housing precarity; housing precarity contributes to poverty. Moreover, a home can spell the difference between stable poverty, in which saving and advancement are possible, and grinding poverty, in which one staggers from crisis to crisis… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Evicted · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
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Evicted from Eternity

The Restructuring of Modern Rome

Author: Michael Herzfeld

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226329070

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 7943

Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between the past and the present, the global and the local, make Rome fertile ground to study urban social life, the construction of the past, the role of religion in daily life, and how a capital city relates to the rest of the nation. Michael Herzfeld focuses on Rome’s historic Monti district and the wrenching dislocation caused by rapid economical, political, and social change. Evicted from Eternity tells the story of the gentrification of Monti—once the architecturally stunning home of a community of artisans and shopkeepers now displaced by an invasion of rapacious real estate speculators, corrupt officials, dithering politicians, deceptive clerics, and shady thugs. As Herzfeld picks apart the messy story of Monti’s transformation, he ranges widely over many aspects of life there and in the rest of the city, richly depicting the uniquely local landscape of globalization in Rome.
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Evicted! Property Rights and Eminent Domain in America

Property Rights and Eminent Domain in America

Author: David Schultz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031335345X

Category: Law

Page: 233

View: 9029

Evicted! is a practical and critical look at the vulnerability of Americans' property rights to eminent domain abuse since the Supreme Court's 2005 Kelo decision.
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Summary & Analysis of Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City | A Guide to the Book by Matthew Desmond

Author: ZIP Reads

Publisher: ZIP Reads



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In his thought-provoking and deeply moving expose, Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of poverty in America through the lens of eviction. Desmond's Pulitzer Prize winning book follows the personal lives of several families and individuals struggling to survive in Milwaukee during the Great Recession. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookGuide to Key PlayersChapter-by-chapter summariesStatistics on eviction and poverty in the USHistorical background on housing discriminationEditorial ReviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City , Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of systemic poverty and discrimination as it's never been done before. Following a handful of people through their personal struggles with eviction at the height of the Great No matter what the cause of poverty than a consequence of it and offers real solutions to this pervasive problem in American society. Your financial situation, Evicted by invaluable perspective into the personal side of poverty: both from near-homeless tenants and the landlords who make their living in misfortune.
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Evicted by Darkness

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0983189714


Page: N.A

View: 2817

Come along as the darkness in Herman's mind battles with Henri, the quirky character who has taken up residence there. Who will win the battle for Herman's mind in the end?
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Evicted and Forsaken

Internally Displaced Persons in the Aftermath of Operation Murambatsvina

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch


Category: Eviction

Page: 61

View: 5605

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Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7436

Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.
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The Evicted

Author: John Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692687956


Page: 252

View: 4268

This epic story draws the reader into the chronicles of love and turmoil of war as recalled by a young Russian naval officer, Roman, and his fiancee, Xenia. They survive years of separation during the Russian Revolution. Escapades include a high seas trauma as they attempt a daring exodus from their homeland with the enemy in pursuit. In this true story, their future demands they rely on perseverance, their wits, and even humor."
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Summary - Evicted

By Matthew Desmond: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Author: e- Summary

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540798541


Page: 40

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EVICTEDA Complete Summary!Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a book written by Matthew Desmond. The book is, as its title suggests, about eviction and the 'side-effects' that eviction can cause to a person or to a number of persons. The significance of eviction, the poverty and the loss of everything that a person once knew creates a strong, enormous emotional impact on a person. When someone loses his home it is hard, if ever possible to continue on living, because there are numbers of things that follow and neither of them is positive. That is why the author decided to write about these things, which are also part of human lives. The shelter, or home is something that all of us want to have and something that we are ready to defend even with our lives. When people lose our home, it creates a huge impact on them. Some of them recover and eventually find a job and a new life, but some people never recover and remain homeless. There are two main characters from the book (although the book is mostly number of sociological studies). One of them is an African-American landlord named Sherrena Tarver, a woman who rents houses for those who cannot afford themselves anything. The other one is a man named Tobin Charney, a man who runs a trailer park. The book presents us an interesting insight into the lives of those who lost everything and its sociological dimension makes it very inviting literature.Here Is A Preview of What You Will Get:� In Evicted, you will get a summarized version of the book.� In Evicted, you will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge.� In Evicted, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book.Get a copy, and learn everything about Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
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Author: Ryan Gregory Thomas

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496198730

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 3771

A novel by Ryan Thomas
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Poor Economics

Plädoyer für ein neues Verständnis von Armut

Author: Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442749751


Page: 384

View: 4174

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Helene Moody's Joournal

Author: Helene Moody,S. Rogers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718781511


Page: 226

View: 9409

This is the true life story of someone who, even in the face of all the trials and tribulations that come with being evicted manages to still love life, love humanity and give to the world and others. This edited book has been put together to enable those who see homeless people, and wonder how they got there the opportunity to help someone that helped themselves by writing their account from November 2016 to January 2018.
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Evictions - 7010iied

Author: International Institute for Environment & Development

Publisher: IIED

ISBN: 9781843690825


Page: 222

View: 8618

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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9425

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
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Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6710

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.
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Bad Feminist


Author: Roxane Gay

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641227550

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 6995

Leider liebt sie Rapmusik, das Frauenbild: grauenvoll. Leider liest sie sehr gerne Fashion-Magazine, das Frauenbild: ebenfalls erschreckend. Und ihre Lieblingsfarbe ist leider: pink. In einer Zeit, in der Barack Obama sich als Feminist bezeichnet und sogar Modeimperien den Schriftzug in großer Zahl auf T-Shirts drucken, wahrscheinlich keine gute Idee. Feminismus ist chic geworden und angekommen in der Popkultur. Aber was kann guter Feminismus heute wirklich sein? In ihrem hochgelobten Essayband sprengt Roxane Gay das ideologische Korsett eines guten und starren Feminismus und erklärt sich selbst ironisch zum Bad Feminist – stimmgewaltig, bestechend klug und fern jeder Ideologie unterzieht sie unsere Gegenwart einer kritischen Analyse und zeigt, wie man alles auf einmal sein kann: eine der bedeutendsten Feministinnen der Gegenwart und dabei definitiv nicht perfekt.
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