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The Resource Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, Jessica Bruder

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, Jessica Bruder

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Title
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
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Jessica Bruder
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Language
eng
Summary
The end of retirement? -- On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald's vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others--including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May. In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable "Earthship" home, they have not given up hope
Summary
Author Jessica Bruder, who teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism, spent several years traveling with older Americans who have become itinerant workers in order to make ends meet. In Nomadland, she describes how they assume a "wheel estate" (instead of "real estate") existence as they travel from one seasonal job to the next, exchanging information on safe camping sites and enjoying the camaraderie of the road. Bruder vividly and sympathetically characterizes these "workampers" as she critiques the financial systems that have led them to adopt this solution. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10574449
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MMI
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331.3/980973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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surviving America in the twenty-first century
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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, Jessica Bruder
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3209451
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1 online resource (320 pages)
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9780393249323
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448DDCBE-BEA8-4952-9C5A-1CFFAC14C8C7
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(OCoLC)991595164
Label
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, Jessica Bruder
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3209451
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn991595164
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unknown
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1 online resource (320 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780393249323
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
448DDCBE-BEA8-4952-9C5A-1CFFAC14C8C7
System control number
(OCoLC)991595164

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