Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Publish date: 2016-03-01
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
It used to be a rarity, for other individuals used to fight to protect each other as law enforcement attempted to throw someone out onto the street for failure to pay their rent but now, eviction has become a common sight. The implications of this normality have major implications and Matthew Desmon...
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Evictions in the U.S. used to be rare events, drawing crowds of protesters. But these days, for low-income renters, evictions are commonplace; housing courts exist to process nothing else, while many more people are forced to move without ever going to court. But eviction can have long-term conseque...
I received an advance reader's edition of this book through The Reading Room in exchange for an honest review. This was a powerful and eye-opening ethnography of eviction and poverty in Milwaukee. The bulk of the book follows various people, from landlords to tenants, and reveals the hardships and i...
Evicted, Matthew Desmond, author; Scott Aiello, narrator Evicted is the story of the downtrodden. The book is set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the inner city, but it could be “anyplace”, USA where poverty lives. The author is a sociologist who conceived of the idea to investigate the cause of the per...