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Youth and Trailer-Park Life

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/9781501713217.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the potential neighborhood effects of trailer park residence on child and youth development. Using parents’ aspirations that their children have broader life chances than they ... 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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