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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century (2018. Auflage)

von Jessica Bruder (Autor)

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Employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor 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 laborers who call themselves "workampers." Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects, accompanying them from job to job in the dark underbelly of the American economy, while celebrating their resilience and creativity.… (mehr)
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Titel:Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
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Info:WW Norton (2018), 320 pages
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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century von Jessica Bruder

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This was pretty compelling investigative journalism into the modern phenomena of older adults experiencing/choosing houselessness. I'll admit, I watched the movie before I read this, so I was initially expecting a singular POV, but I really liked this format even more (even though I luh you, Frances McDormand, and the movie was good). It's had me thinking so much about capitalism, healthcare, social support networks, aging, and more, and has prompted some really interesting discussions with friends and coworkers. The only thing that I wish Bruder spent more time on was how this world is overwhelmingly white (it's only a blip about 3/4 the way through), which does provoke some side eye. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
I decided to “read” (actually, I listened to the book) “Nomadland” because I had seen the movie. In fact, I saw it on Hulu,and I liked it so much, Ifound a theater that was showing it and went to see it on the big screen. It didn’t take long for me to realized that the book version of the movie bore little resemblance to the movie. One big difference between the two is the treatment of Amazon and their fulfillment centers where many of the van-living crowd works seasonally. The book is much more a comment on the state of older Americans as they approach and then pass their retirement years. Much of it is mildly depressing, especially for those of us in that age category. I probably wouldn’t recommend this book to those who enjoyed the movie. ( )
  DanDiercks | May 14, 2021 |
I'm at the age where I found this difficult, and a little frightening, but well told.
  bookczuk | May 8, 2021 |
“ Social Security is now the largest single source of income for most Americans sixty five and older. But it’s woefully inadequate. ‘Instead of a three legged stool, (SS, pension, savings), we have a pogo stick’.” P 66

Before reading this book, I had visions of happy RV’ers on extended vacations. I had even imagined myself as a campground host, whiling away a summer along one of my favorite lakes.

But the reality that author Jessica Bruder found is much different. For the most part, the people she followed are living on very little cash – often social security income in the $700 per month range.

Many once had solidly middle class careers; a few had six figure incomes. But layoffs happened, and savings and pension funds disappeared. Others worked minimum wage jobs their entire lives, and as retirement age loomed, found themselves without means of support.

Now they live in a variety of camping vehicles, trailers, vans and converted buses. Most of these vehicles are older, so that the living quarters and the vehicles that pull them are also subject to a variety of breakdowns.

Their owners follow the temporary jobs; sugar beet harvests, campground hosts, temporary pre- holiday jobs at Amazon. These jobs are physically demanding, often resulting in injury with no compensation.

These modern nomads take pride in their independence and self-reliance. For the most part, they are just getting by monetarily – there is no way off this treadmill by saving a bit of money and getting back into regular housing.

They do, however enjoy strong community ties – people helping people, strong friendships and amazing gatherings, such as the winter gathering in Quartzite, Arizona.

The inadequate safety net for the elderly in the U.S. is saddening. What will happen to them when they can no longer do the demanding work?

I'll be interested to watch the movie, made with many of the original 'nomads' that Bruder interviewed. ( )
  streamsong | May 2, 2021 |
I saw the movie first because I didn't realize there was a book, but yes! The book is better. The book dives in to the establishment of a new lower middle class. Older Americans who lost their houses and retirements during the recession of the early 21st century are forced into their campers and travel trailers to hit the road and survive however they can, without a permanent residence that is sapping them economically. The community they form on the road is heart-warming, the labor they endure at a time when their better-off peers are retiring is frightening. They get by with resilience and because they have no other choice, living in campers, vans, and even a Prius, traveling to where the jobs are, working long hard hours for just enough money to scrape by. You'll never look at a pick-up camper the same way again. ( )
  mojomomma | Apr 19, 2021 |
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Employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor 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 laborers who call themselves "workampers." Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects, accompanying them from job to job in the dark underbelly of the American economy, while celebrating their resilience and creativity.

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