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The Resource The left behind : decline and rage in rural America, Robert Wuthnow

The left behind : decline and rage in rural America, Robert Wuthnow

Label
The left behind : decline and rage in rural America
Title
The left behind
Title remainder
decline and rage in rural America
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is fueling rural America's outrage toward the federal government? Why did rural Americans vote overwhelmingly for Donald Trump? And, beyond economic and demographic decline, is there a more nuanced explanation for the growing rural-urban divide? Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, Robert Wuthnow brings us into America's small towns, farms, and rural communities to paint a rich portrait of the moral order--the interactions, loyalties, obligations, and identities--underpinning this critical segment of the nation. Wuthnow demonstrates that to truly understand rural Americans' anger, their culture must be explored more fully. We hear from farmers who want government out of their business, factory workers who believe in working hard to support their families, town managers who find the federal government unresponsive to their communities' needs, and clergy who say the moral climate is being undermined. Wuthnow argues that rural America's fury stems less from specific economic concerns than from the perception that Washington is distant from and yet threatening to the social fabric of small towns. Rural dwellers are especially troubled by Washington's seeming lack of empathy for such small-town norms as personal responsibility, frugality, cooperation, and common sense. Wuthnow also shows that while these communities may not be as discriminatory as critics claim, racism and misogyny remain embedded in rural patterns of life. Moving beyond simplistic depictions of the residents of America's heartland, The Left Behind offers a clearer picture of how this important population will influence the nation's political future
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.W867 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The left behind : decline and rage in rural America, Robert Wuthnow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Communities -- Present dangers -- Makeshift solutions -- Washington's broken -- Moral decline -- Bigotry
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780691177663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
14828966
System control number
on1004935165
Label
The left behind : decline and rage in rural America, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Communities -- Present dangers -- Makeshift solutions -- Washington's broken -- Moral decline -- Bigotry
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780691177663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
14828966
System control number
on1004935165

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