Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And this is the twenty-first century: where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head.
Author: Matthew Desmond
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
*WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION* 'Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and unforgettable ... If you want a good understanding of how the issues that cause poverty are intertwined, you should read this book' Bill Gates, Best Books of 2017 'Essential. A compelling and damning exploration of the abuse of one of our basic human rights: shelter.' Owen Jones Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And this is the twenty-first century: where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head. From abandoned slums to shelters, eviction courts to ghettoes, Matthew Desmond spent years living with and recording the stories of those struggling to survive - yet who won't give up. A work of love, care and humanity, Evicted reminds us why, without a home, nothing else is possible. It is one of the most necessary books of our time. 'This is an extraordinary and crucial piece of work. Read it. Please, read it' - Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family 'Sensitive, achingly beautiful' - Robert D. Putnam, author of Our Kids
In einer kongenialen langfristigen Partnerschaft mit Peter L. Galison, Historiker, Autor, Filmemacher sowie Professor für die Geschichte der Wissenschaften und der Physik an der Harvard University, widmet sich der südafrikanische ...
Author: Peter L. Galison
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Unsere Auffassungen von Zeit verändern sich fortwährend auf vielschichtige Art und Weise. Dies ist eine Untersuchung dieser Verschiebungen und Kämpfe in Form von Zeichnungen und Texten, Musik und Bewegung bis hin zu Filmen und Konzepten. Gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts wurde Zeit übergreifend organisiert: Dörfer, Städte, ganze Länder wurden ihrer »eigenen« Zeit beraubt, als die Uhren mithilfe von Signalen synchronisiert wurden. Albert Einstein stieß mit seiner radikalen Idee, die die Vorstellung eines »überallhörbaren Tik-Tak« zugunsten von Zeiten, die nicht Zeit sind, außer Kraft setzte, auf erbitterten Widerstand. Auch in unserem eigenen Zeitalter wird die Zeit wieder durcheinandergewirbelt – die Zeit wird mit Informationen gekreuzt, sie wird herausgefordert am Horizont Schwarzer Löcher oder sogar von vielen Stringtheoretikern als pure Illusion dargestellt. In einer kongenialen langfristigen Partnerschaft mit Peter L. Galison, Historiker, Autor, Filmemacher sowie Professor für die Geschichte der Wissenschaften und der Physik an der Harvard University, widmet sich der südafrikanische Künstler William Kentridge der Erforschung dieser Ideen in Die Ablehnung der Zeit, ein Projekt für die dOCUMENTA (13), in dessen Entstehen das vorliegende Notizbuch Einblick gewährt. Sprache: Deutsch/Englisch
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Author: Alexander Cooper
Category: Social Science
Summary of Evicted - Poverty and Profit in the American City - A Comprehensive Summary PART 1: THERE ARE MORE EVICTIONS NOW THAN EVER BEFORE The author opens the book by describing and comparing the situations regarding evictions during the time of the Depression and now. He states that during the Depression, evictions would bring masses of people who would form an organized resistance, but today is a lot different. Back then, many neighbors would prevent marshals from forcing families from their homes and taking their belongings, and law enforcement officers did not want to throw people out of their homes. But now, in modern times, the situation has changed drastically. Evictions are something that happens almost every day. According to the author’s calculations and research, in the late 2000s in Milwaukee there were approximately sixteen families evicted on a daily basis. In Georgia, 200,000 evictions were filed in 2013 alone, and in San Francisco, evictions increased by 38 percent between 2010 and 2013. After this, the author writes about the personal consequences of eviction. Some of these are loss of possessions and loss of financial income. Children of evicted parents will either have to move to a different school or they miss school altogether. Many times when a person loses their home, they also lose their job. Eventually evictions may lead to depression, anxiety... To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.
In his book Eviction: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sociologist and ethnographer Matthew Desmond takes a firsthand look at the state of poverty and low-income housing in America. His book follows the lives of a handful of ...
Author: ZIP Reads
Publisher: ZIP Reads
In his thought-provoking and deeply moving expose, Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of poverty in America through the lens of eviction. Desmond's Pulitzer Prize winning book follows the personal lives of several families and individuals struggling to survive in Milwaukee during the Great Recession. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookGuide to Key PlayersChapter-by-chapter summariesStatistics on eviction and poverty in the USHistorical background on housing discriminationEditorial ReviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City , Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of systemic poverty and discrimination as it's never been done before. Following a handful of people through their personal struggles with eviction at the height of the Great No matter what the cause of poverty than a consequence of it and offers real solutions to this pervasive problem in American society. Your financial situation, Evicted by invaluable perspective into the personal side of poverty: both from near-homeless tenants and the landlords who make their living in misfortune.
Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond. data into a single nonfiction volume that is both unsettling and nearly impossible to put down . ” -Chicago Review of Books “ Evicted is more than good journalism .
Author: Matthew Desmond
Category: Social Science
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • One of the most acclaimed books of our time, this modern classic “has set a new standard for reporting on poverty” (Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review). In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY President Barack Obama • The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • BuzzFeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Politico • The Week • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness WINNER OF: The National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction • The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction • The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction • The Hillman Prize for Book Journalism • The PEN/New England Award • The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE AND THE KIRKUS PRIZE “Evicted stands among the very best of the social justice books.”—Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and Commonwealth “Gripping and moving—tragic, too.”—Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones “Evicted is that rare work that has something genuinely new to say about poverty.”—San Francisco Chronicle
BOX 14.6 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City In that housing is a fundamental human right, another book that illustrates the value of qualitative inquiry in social justice research is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the ...
Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The latest edition of an essential text to help students and practitioners distinguish between research studies that should and should not influence practice decisions Now in its third edition, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Informed Practice delivers an essential and practical guide to integrating research appraisal into evidence-informed practice. The book walks you through the skills, knowledge, and strategies you can use to identify significant strengths and limitations in research. The ability to appraise the veracity and validity of research will improve your service provision and practice decisions. By teaching you to be a critical consumer of modern research, this book helps you avoid treatments based on fatally flawed research and methodologies. Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Informed Practice, Third Edition offers: An extensive introduction to evidence-informed practice, including explorations of unethical research and discussions of social justice in the context of evidence-informed practice. Explanations of how to appraise studies on intervention efficacy, including the criteria for inferring effectiveness and critically examining experiments. Discussions of how to critically appraise studies for alternative evidence-informed practice questions, including nonexperimental quantitative studies and qualitative studies. A comprehensive and authoritative blueprint for critically assessing research studies, interventions, programs, policies, and assessment tools, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Informed Practice belongs in the bookshelves of students and practitioners of the social sciences.
Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a sociological study of evictions, housing, and homelessness in Milwaukee. The book follows the lives of a number of tenants and landlords in order to examine how ...
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
Category: Political Science
Evicted by Michael Desmond | Summary & Analysis Preview: Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a sociological study of evictions, housing, and homelessness in Milwaukee. The book follows the lives of a number of tenants and landlords in order to examine how access to housing affects the poor. Desmond also includes historical background, statistics, and research findings to provide context for his narratives. Shelter is central to an individual’s life, happiness, and stability. Eviction is hugely disruptive, and those who are evicted face loss of property, intensified poverty, and an erosion in quality of housing. Evictions also disrupt jobs, and may increase depression and addiction. It’s not only that poverty contributes to housing precarity; housing precarity contributes to poverty. Moreover, a home can spell the difference between stable poverty, in which saving and advancement are possible, and grinding poverty, in which one staggers from crisis to crisis… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Evicted · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
In his 2017 book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond noted that while “even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare”—even during the 1930s ...
Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
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The predictable, and often devastating, ultimate result of unaffordable rental housing is eviction for nonpayment of rent. ... Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), by Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond.
Author: Juliet Brodie
Publisher: Aspen Publishing
Category: Social Science
Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice is organized around an overview and history of federal policies, significant poverty law cases, and major government antipoverty programs—welfare, housing, health, legal aid, etc.--which map onto important theoretical, doctrinal, policy, and practice questions. The book includes academic debates about the nature and causes of poverty as well as various texts that help illuminate the struggles faced by poor people. Throughout, it contains reading selections highlighting different perspectives on whether poverty is primarily caused by individual actions, structural constraints, or a mix of both. Readers will come away from the book with both a sense of the legal and policy challenges that confront antipoverty efforts, and with an understanding of the trade-offs inherent in different government approaches to dealing with poverty. New to the Second Edition: Updated coverage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Updated coverage of criminalization of poverty and efforts to decriminalize poverty Additional content for every chapter, with an emphasis on new cases, data, and sources Professors and students will benefit from: Three beginning chapters of general background on poverty numbers (data), social welfare (policy) and constitutional law (doctrine), followed by substantive chapters that can be selected based on professor interest, which makes the book easy to use even for 2-credit classes Emerging topics at the intersection of criminal law and poverty, markets and poverty, and human rights and poverty, in addition to traditional poverty law topics An author team with a combined experience of more than 100 years of teaching and practicing poverty law Highlights throughout the text to the racial and gendered history and nature of poverty in America An emphasis on presenting the most important topics accessibly, with careful editing and selection of excerpts to make the most of student and professor time A mix in every chapter of theory, program details, advocacy strategies, and the experiences of poor people
That number has been matched every year for at least the last 10 years by the number of renters who were successfully evicted from their homes. In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, his 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning study ...
Category: Social Science
This volume analyses the representation of domestic spaces in landmark texts of American literature, focusing on the relationship between houses and subjectivities, and illustrates the necessity and benefits of integrating materiality and housing research into the field of literary studies.