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by J. D. Vance
Call Number: HD8073 .V37 A3 2016 WV Circ
Publication Date: 2016-06-28
Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America--Publisher's website.
by Anthony Harkins (Editor); Meredith McCarroll (Editor)
Call Number: HD8073.V37 A67 2019 WV Circ
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Introduction. Why this book? / Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll.
Part I. Considering Hillbilly Elegy. Interrogating. Hillbilly elitism / T.R.C. Hutton -- Social capital / Jeff Mann -- Once upon a time in "Trumpalachia": Hillbilly Elegy, personal choice, and the blame game / Dwight B. Billings -- Stereotypes on the syllabus: exploring Hillbilly Elegy's use as an instructional text at colleges and universities / Elizabeth Catte -- Benham, Kentucky, coal miner / Wise County, Virginia, landscape / Theresa Burriss -- Panning for gold: A reflection of life from Appalachia / Ricardo Nazario y Colón -- Will the real hillbilly please stand up? Urban Appalachian migration and culture seen through the lens of Hillbilly Elegy / Roger Guy -- What Hillbilly Elegy reveals about race in twenty-first-century America / Lisa R. Pruitt -- Prisons are not innovation / Lou Murrey -- Down and out in Middletown and Jackson: drugs, dependency, and decline in J.D. Vance's Capitalist Realism ...
West Virginia Facts
On January 23, 1903, the Rhododendron was designated as the state flower of West Virginia after it was voted on by students in the public schools.
Fenn, Christine D. "Rhododendron." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 24 January 2018. Web. 30 January 2019.