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

Bruder, Jessica, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Harney County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Harney County Library.

Current holds

10 current holds with 10 total copies.

Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library 331.398097 BRUDER (Text) 37720000614057 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 05/03/2021 Checked out 07/08/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249316
  • ISBN: 039324931X
  • ISBN: 9780393356311
  • ISBN: 0393356310
  • Physical Description: xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Editions may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273).
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Older people > Employment > United States.
Retirees > Employment > United States.
Retirement > Economic aspects > United States.
Casual labor > United States.
Working poor > United States.
Migrant labor > United States.
Recreational vehicle living > United States.
Van life > United States.

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