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

Bruder, Jessica, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

16 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
Baker County Library 331.3980973 .B888n 2017 (Text) 37814003120863 NON-FICTION Book None 12/13/2017 In transit -
Baker County Library 331.3980973 .B888n 2017 (Text) 37814003347524 NON-FICTION Book None 04/20/2021 Checked out 05/22/2021
Harney County Library 331.398097 BRUDER (Text) 37720000614057 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 05/03/2021 Checked out 05/25/2021
Hood River County Library 331.398 BRU 2017 (Text) 33892100487744 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/03/2017 In transit -
Joseph Public Library 331.3 BRU (Text) 30002000262477 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_2months 03/02/2021 In transit -
Ontario Community Library 331.3 BRUDE (Text) 33330004305910 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/29/2017 In transit -
Paisley Branch Library 331.398 BRUDER (Text) 37620000960148 New Adult Book None 07/03/2019 In transit -
Pendleton Public Library 331.3 B831 (Text) 37801000596898 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/06/2018 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 331.3 BRI (Text) 33892006242243 NON-FICTION Book None 10/03/2017 Checked out 05/21/2021
Vale Emma Humphrey Library 331.398 BRU (Text) 37918000286187 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 03/06/2021 Available -

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.
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.

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