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Exiled in America - Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel (Hardcover) Loot Price: R480
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Exiled in America - Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel (Hardcover): Christopher P. Dum

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Exiled in America - Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel (Hardcover)

Christopher P. Dum

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Residential motels have long been places of last resort for many vulnerable Americans-released prisoners, people with disabilities or mental illness, struggling addicts, the recently homeless, and the working poor. Cast aside by their families and mainstream society, they survive in squalid, unsafe, and demeaning circumstances that few of us can imagine. For a year, the sociologist Christopher P. Dum lived in the Boardwalk Motel to better understand its residents and the varied paths that brought them there. He witnessed moments of violence and conflict, as well as those of care and compassion. As told through the voices and experiences of motel residents, Exiled in America paints a portrait of a vibrant community whose members forged identities in response to overwhelming stigma and created meaningful lives despite crushing economic instability. In addition to chronicling daily life at the Boardwalk, Dum follows local neighborhood efforts to shut the establishment down, leading to a wider analysis of legislative attempts to sanitize shared social space. He also suggests meaningful policy changes to address the societal failures that lead to the need for motels such as the Boardwalk. The story of the Boardwalk, and the many motels like it, will concern anyone who cares about the lives of America's most vulnerable citizens.

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Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Christopher P. Dum
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-17642-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Urban communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > General
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LSN: 0-231-17642-2
Barcode: 9780231176422

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