Nomadland: the new frontiers of the American dream at the periphery of the market

Aleksandrina Atanasova, Giana M. Eckhardt

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Abstract

This Dialogue contribution is based around the film Nomadland, which won five Oscars, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. Nomadland, a captivating ode to resisting market logics of accumulation, delivers a gripping image of what life looks like in the absence of possessions. Navigating between the extremes of lack and social displacement, and community and newfound ability to live life with little, the nomads find ways to live in the face of despair and disenchantment. Nomadland is a critique of the death of the American dream while at the same time a story of solidarity amongst the dispossessed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Number of pages11
JournalMarkets, Globalization & Development Review
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2021

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