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Singlewide : chasing the American dream in a rural trailer park

Author: Sonya Salamon; Katherine MacTavish
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017. ©2017
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In Singlewide, Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish explore the role of the trailer park as a source of affordable housing. America’s trailer parks, most in rural places, shelter an estimated 12 million people, and the authors show how these parks serve as a private solution to a pressing public need. Singlewide considers the circumstances of families with school-age children in trailer parks serving whites in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Salamon, Sonya.
Singlewide.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017007546
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonya Salamon; Katherine MacTavish
ISBN: 9781501709685 1501709682 9781501712326 1501712322
OCLC Number: 973733460
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Introduction : galvanized ghettoes --
The mobile home industrial complex --
Making ends meet, family finances --
The Illinois park : closer to the middle class --
The North Carolina parks : near ties that bind of kin and church --
The New Mexico parks : a dream rooted in place --
Youth and trailer park life --
Reforming the mobile home industrial complex --
Conclusion : family dreams and trailer park realities.
Responsibility: Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish.
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In Singlewide, Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish explore the role of the trailer park as a source of affordable housing. America's trailer parks, most in rural places, shelter an estimated 12  Read more...

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