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Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When a rural family of modest means buys a new or used mobile home, unless cash is paid up-front, they become entangled with the highly profitable mobile home industrial complex, made up of home ... More


Making Ends Meet: Park Family Finances

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Park families struggle monthly to make ends meet due to their modest incomes, debts, and housing costs. About one-fifth of the study families (19 percent) are housing cost burdened due to it ... More


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