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Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century

Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce programme in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labour 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 labourers who call themselves 'workampers.' On frequently travelled 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.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date
920465745 IBL 331.398 BRU
Non Fiction   . Available .  
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Field name Details
RSN 000068730087
ISBN 9781800750302 (paperback)
Call Number 331.398
Dates Bruder, Jessica
Attachments illustrations ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce programme in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labour 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 labourers who call themselves 'workampers.' On frequently travelled 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.
Subject Older people Employment
Retirees Employment
Retirement Economic aspects
Casual labor
Working poor
Migrant labor
Recreational vehicle living
Van life
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