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The Illinois Park: Closer to Middle Class

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/9781501713217.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Illinois trailer park has generous lots, amenities, and liberal pet rules. Choosing this trailer park over alternative local options highlights parental priorities for: affordable housing and ... More


Family Dreams and Trailer-Park Realities

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/9781501713217.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Trailer parks supply rural people of modest income a homeownership opportunity. All hope to move-on, but for most their conventional housing Dream remains out of reach. Three families, one from each ... More


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