EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Cheap Motels and a Hotplate : An Economist's Travelogue

Cheap Motels and a Hotplate : An Economist's Travelogue - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1583671436

Cover of Cheap Motels and a Hotplate : An Economist
ISBN13: 978-1583671436
ISBN10: 1583671439
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $15.95

rental
$9.99
Save $5.96 (37%)


Ships from $5.99
  • Free Return Shipping
  • Due back 12/18/2015
  • CDs or access codes
    may not be included
More Shipping Options

Cheap Motels and a Hotplate : An Economist's Travelogue - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1583671436

Michael D. Yates

ISBN13: 978-1583671436
ISBN10: 1583671439
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Monthly Review Press

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The road trip is a staple of modern American literature. But nowhere in American literature, until now, has an economist hit the road, observing and interpreting the extraordinary range and spectacle of U.S. life.
Disillusioned with academic life after thirty-two years teaching economics, Michael Yates took early retirement in 2001, with a pension account that had doubled during the dot.com frenzy of the late 1990s. He and his wife Karen have traveled around the country since then, often spending months at a time on the road. Michael and Karen spent the summer of 2001 in Yellowstone National Park, where Michael worked as a hotel front-desk clerk. They moved to Manhattan for a year, where he worked for Monthly Review. From there they went to Portland, Oregon, to explore the Pacific Northwest. After five months of travel in Summer and Fall 2004, they settled in Miami Beach. Ahead of the 2005 hurricane season, they went back on the road, settling this time in Colorado.
Cheap Motels and a Hotplate is both an account of their adventures and a penetrating examination of work and inequality, race and class, alienation and environmental degradation in the small towns and big cities of the contemporary United States.

List price: $15.95
  • Rental
  • $9.99
  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options