Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-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.

Title:Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553447439
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  • Roxane

    The brutal truth of poverty in America is far more devastating than any fiction ever could be. In evicted, Matthew Desmond brings rigorous sociological research and ethnography to Milwaukee's inner ci...

  • Jennifer Masterson

    This just won The Pulitzer! Yay! "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is probably the most important book that I have ever read!!! If you are to read one non-fiction book this year it sh...

  • carol.

    It is no surprise that "Evicted" was the University Wisconsin-Madison's Go Big Red book read for 2016, a book chosen by the chancellor and worked into campus-wide discussions and events. Set in Milwau...

  • Always Pouting

    I finished this book a few days ago and it really made me feel devastated. It's always hard to see and think about who has value in our society and the way laws and institutions play such a huge role ...

  • Christy

    I recalled that last year that author Roxane Gay was asked what was "the last book that made you furious?" She said: "'Evicted,' by Matthew Desmond. My God, what that book lays bare about American pov...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Many thanks to my local friend- Cindy - for putting this book in my hands. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE“Sherrena and Quentin always planned their vacations so that they were back before the first t...

  • Felice Laverne

    Matthew Desmond’s research-driven prose is a dazzling work of examination and insight. Within these pages, the business and culture of evictions is dissected down to the very dollars and cents that ...

  • Kelli

    Whatever our way out of this mess, one thing is certain. This degree of inequality, this withdrawal of opportunity, this cold denial of basic needs, this endorsement of pointless suffering-by no Am...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/This book? This book was . . . . Per usual when I read a good hardcover, (1) I failed to watch my children play in their baseball games ...

  • Diane

    Wow, this is a powerful look at what it means to be poor in America. The book follows eight families in the Milwaukee area, all facing eviction problems. Some of the families are white, some are black...