Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's Golden Globe Award–winning film starring Frances McDormand March and April pick for the PBS Newshour-New York Times "Now Read This" Book Club New York Times bestseller "People who thought the 2008 ...

Nomadland  Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. "People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book." —Rebecca Solnit From the beet fields of North Dakota to the 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 adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jessica Bruder
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-19 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. "People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book." —Rebecca Solnit
The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies
Language: en
Pages: 1032
Authors: Simon J. Bronner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"This handbook surveys the materials, approaches, contexts, and applications of American folklore and folklife studies to guide students and scholars of American folklore, culture, history, and society in the future. In addition to longstanding areas in the 350-year legacy of the subject's study and applications such as folktales and speech,
The Fall of a Great American City
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Kevin Baker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-08 - Publisher: City Point Press

The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love most about cities: small shops, decent restaurants, public space,
The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism
Language: en
Pages: 558
Authors: William E. Dow, Roberta S. Maguire
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Taking a thematic approach, this new companion provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and international study of American literary journalism. From the work of Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman to that of Joan Didion and Dorothy Parker, literary journalism is a genre that both reveals and shapes American history and identity. This
Summary of Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Bookhabits
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-23 - Publisher: Blurb

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder: Conversation Starters Get to know the men and women who call themselves "workampers" in Jessica Bruder's book entitled Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century. Based on her research, the author takes you inside the world of a group of Americans, mostly retirement age, who have

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