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

Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century

Bruder, Jessica, author. (Author).

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Main 331.398 B831n (Text) 31307023098413 Non Fiction Checked out 09/18/2019
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  • ISBN: 9780393249316 : HRD
  • ISBN: 039324931X : HRD
  • Physical Description: xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]

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Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
"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.”"
Subject: Older people > Employment > United States.
Casual labor > United States.

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