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Author Bruder, Jessica, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
9 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    331.398 BRU    DUE 07-06-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction on 04-15-2021.
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273).
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.
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.
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.
Added Title Nomad land
ISBN 9780393249316 (hardcover)
039324931X (hardcover)
Standard No. 40027481531

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