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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century


作者  /  Jessica Bruder

出版社 / W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2017/09/19

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 精裝

定價 / NT$945

售價 / 79折, NT$ 747

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「一本具有強大毀滅力,同時又充滿啟發性的書」─Timothy R. Smith, 華盛頓郵報

「二十世紀初,男人搭著火車去找頭路,晚上就一起睡在帳篷裡,現在,如同作者的精彩報導所述,有一種新的遊牧方式,他們開著自己的休旅車,做著一個又一個的短期工作,這種生活有很多需要煩惱的地方,長期勞力工作和不安全感,但意外地也給了這些人同袍情感和冒險精神,讓這本書更豐富好讀」─芭芭拉‧艾倫瑞克,《我在底層的生活》作者

美國出現了一種新的勞工群,他們是年紀偏高、居無定所、開著舊式休旅車過著游牧生活的美國人,他們是經濟大蕭條的受難者,放棄了一般人眼中的穩定生活求生存。

作者潔西卡‧布洛德開車貼身採訪這些勞工,他們來自四面八方,有著不同的人生經歷,有人曾經是教授、麥當勞的副總裁、大學行政人員、警察等等,布洛德記錄下他們的工作,可能是清掃廁所或者掃描倉庫貨品,也記錄了他們的生活,這些人充滿毅力、韌性,就算無法過著安穩的生活,但從不放棄希望。

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, 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."

On frequently traveled 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.

In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable "Earthship" home, they have not given up hope.







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誠品26碼 /2681540374004
ISBN 13 /9780393249316
ISBN 10 /039324931X
EAN /9780393249316

頁數320
尺寸16.5X24.4X2.8CM
裝訂精裝
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語言英文
成份0.00




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