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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
  • Why did rural Americans vote overwhelmingly for Donald Trump? Beyond economic and demographic decline, is there a more nuanced explanation for the growing rural-urban divide? Wuthnow brings us into America's small towns, farms, and rural communities so we can 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 shows how this important population will influence the nation's political future. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wuthnow, Robert
Dewey number
307.720973
Index
index present
LC call number
HT421
LC item number
.W875 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology, Rural
  • Political culture
  • Social values
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Rural population
  • Rural conditions
  • Public opinion
  • Politics and government
  • Sociology, Rural
  • United States
  • Agrargesellschaft
  • Agrarpolitik
  • Landbevölkerung
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
Label
The left behind : decline and rage in rural America, Robert Wuthnow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
1004935165
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780691177663
Lccn
2017033637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14828966
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1004935165
Label
The left behind : decline and rage in rural America, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
1004935165
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780691177663
Lccn
2017033637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14828966
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1004935165

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