Monday, February 29, 2016

Recommended reading: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Desmond talks about his research.

Sociologist opens door on devastating effects of evictions.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/27/2016)
Plenty of academic sociologists task their readers with texts that are dry and wonkish, but Desmond's book defaults in the opposite direction. For six months in 2008, the social scientist moved into a predominantly white trailer park on Milwaukee's south side — where dozens of the 131 trailers were delinquent in any given month — and then rented for nine months in a low-rent rooming house in a mostly African-American neighborhood on the northwest side.

Desmond's book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, has a March 1, 2016, publication date.

8 copies are currently available in LINKcat, a South Central Library System online catalog,  You'll have to wait in line, though, as there are 114 holds on the book.

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