#9 — Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Rating: 3/5
  • Classic ethnography, the sociologist’s dream project—to follow the winners and losers of the contemporary American housing market, specifically the rental market in Milwaukee WI
  • The focus on the micro may be a bit at the expense of the macro. The individual stories were compelling, but without a larger dedicated space to explain the varying outside forces that created and perpetuated people’s actions, the book feels incomplete