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Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City

The Furman Sociology Department sponsored a lecture by Matthew Desmond (PhD, Harvard) on April 19. Dr. Desmond discussed his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond’s research addresses the significant challenges faced by low income families in urban areas simply trying to find a place to live. His in-depth qualitative research reveals the difficulties that current policies place on these families, which makes simply staying afloat, much less escaping poverty, a near impossibility.

Borrow Dr. Desmond’s book from the Furman University Libraries. If our copy is checked out, you can always request a copy thru PASCAL or InterLibrary Loan.


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