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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

Label
Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century
Title
Nomadland
Title remainder
surviving America in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Bruder
Title variation
Nomad land
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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
  • 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." Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects, accompanying them from job to job in the dark underbelly of the American economy, while celebrating their resilience and creativity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruder, Jessica
Dewey number
331.3/980973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6280
LC item number
.B77 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Retirees
  • Retirement
  • Casual labor
  • Working poor
  • Migrant labor
  • Recreational vehicle living
  • Van life
  • Migrant labor
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Casual labor
  • Older people
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  • Retirees
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  • United States
  • Casual labor
  • Migrant labor
  • Older people
  • Recreational vehicle living
  • Retirees
  • Retirement
  • Van life
  • Working poor
  • United States
Label
Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century, Jessica Bruder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
971352344
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393249316
Lccn
2017018056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027481531
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971352344
Label
Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century, Jessica Bruder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
971352344
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9780393249316
Lccn
2017018056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027481531
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971352344

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