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Evicted : Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond

Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City

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Published: 28th March 2016
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Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction

Evicted is astonishing-a masterpiece of writing and research that fills a tremendous gap in our understanding of poverty. Taking us into some of America's poorest neighborhoods, Desmond illustrates how eviction leads to a cascade of events, often triggered by something as simple as a child throwing a snowball at a car, that can trap families in a cycle of poverty for years. Beautiful, harrowing, and deeply human, Evicted is a must read for anyone who cares about social justice in this country. I loved it.(Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)

About the Author

2015 MacArthur 'Genius' award winner Matthew Desmond is an associate professor of sociology and social science at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. He is the author of the award-winning book On The Fireline and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

This is an extraordinary and crucial piece of work. Read it. Please, read it -- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of RANDOM FAMILY This sensitive, achingly beautiful ethnography should refocus our understanding of poverty in America on the simple challenge of keeping a roof over your head. -- Robert D. Putnam, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard, and author of BOWLING ALONE and OUR KIDS Evicted is astonishing-a masterpiece of writing and research that fills a tremendous gap in our understanding of poverty. Taking us into some of America's poorest neighborhoods, Desmond illustrates how eviction leads to a cascade of events, often triggered by something as simple as a child throwing a snowball at a car, that can trap families in a cycle of poverty for years. Beautiful, harrowing, and deeply human, Evicted is a must read for anyone who cares about social justice in this country. I loved it. -- Rebecca Skloot, author of THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

ISBN: 9780241260852
ISBN-10: 024126085X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 28th March 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1