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Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501713217

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001

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Family Dreams and Trailer-Park Realities

Family Dreams and Trailer-Park Realities

(p.185) Conclusion Family Dreams and Trailer-Park Realities

Sonya Salamon

Katherine MacTavish

Cornell University Press

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 site, share crucial features that explain a pathway out of the trailer park during the study. Trailer parks have a neighborhood effect mainly for Whites, for whom park residence conveys a sense of stigma. The trailer trash stigma is pronounced where: white ethnicity is dominant; a rigid class hierarchy is in place; and segregation of a park population is enforced. Such conditions were absent among park Blacks and Hispanics.

Keywords:   Trailer trash stigma, Housing Dreams, Pathway out of park, Neighborhood effect, Class issues, Ethnic differences

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