What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

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  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia
  • Elizabeth Catte
  • English
  • 07 February 2017
  • 0998904147

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia In 2016, Headlines Declared Appalachia Ground Zero For America S Forgotten Tribe Of White Working Class Voters Journalists Flocked To The Region To Extract Sympathetic Profiles Of Families Devastated By Poverty, Abandoned By Establishment Politics, And Eager To Consume Cheap Campaign Promises What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia Is A Frank Assessment Of America S Recent Fascination With The People And Problems Of The Region The Book Analyzes Trends In Contemporary Writing On Appalachia, Presents A Brief History Of Appalachia With An Eye Toward Unpacking Appalachian Stereotypes, And Provides Examples Of Writing, Art, And Policy Created By Appalachians As Opposed To For Appalachians The Book Offers A Must Needed Insider S Perspective On The Region.

10 thoughts on “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

  1. Jessaka says:

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly ElegyWhile reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay Hillbilly Elegy also stereotyped those living in the Appalachian Mountains For some reason they were all white Scot Irish when they are also from other European countries, and are also American Indians, Blacks and A Rebuttal to Hillbilly ElegyWhile reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay Hillbilly Elegy also stereotyped those living in the Appalachian Mountains For some reason they were all white Scot Iris...

  2. Carrie says:

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte s work She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a muchnuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resources to the resulting labor movements and radical acts of rebellion Recent media coverage portraying parts of Appalachia as backward and tra...

  3. notgettingenough says:

    To begin with a mea culpa Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white photos ofweird poor people Nice white people could talk about how awful it all is and how they wish they could do something about it Pass the organic vegan caviar, please What did I know about Appalachia befor To begin with a mea culpa Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and w...

  4. Bruce says:

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte s book and could not stop I ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J D Vance s hideous Hillbilly Elegy , but it s a monster best seller and soon to be Ron Howard movie, so maybe not Read this Catte eviscerates Vance who at one point she likens to the monster in It Follows , along with other prime examples of ignorance masquerading as intellect such as Charles Murray, I started reading Elizabeth Catte s book and could not stop I ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J D Vance s hideous Hillbilly Elegy , ...

  5. Karin says:

    She gives voice to my issues with Hillbilly Elegy In Elegywhite Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselves back This construction allows conservative intellectuals to talk around stale stereotypes of African Americans and other nonwhite individuals while holding up the exaggerated degradations of a white group though She gives voice to my issues with Hillbilly Elegy In Elegywhite Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselves back This construction allows conservative intellectuals to talk aro...

  6. Garen says:

    I m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy.

  7. Shomeret says:

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn t sit right So I never did read it I figured that I wouldn t get any fresh insight from Vance I read Kephart s Our Southern Highlanders many years ago So I m familiar with that perspective I was glad to come across What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by historian Elizabeth Catte who is also native to the region I thought I could learn something fr When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn t sit right So I never did read it I figured that I wouldn t get any fresh insight from Vance I read Kephart s Our Southern Highlanders many years ago So I m familiar with that perspective I was glad to come across What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by historian Elizabeth Catte who is also native to the region I thought I could learn something from Catte s book I already knew that Appalachians were portrayed as backwards as an excuse to seize their land It wasn t just about the destruction of the environment by mining companies Though that was also a serious issue It was about taking everything these people had their homes and the farms that were their livelihood This is the ro...

  8. Autumn says:

    A must read And as someone who s from Appalachia, I really appreciate her analysis of the region and rebuttal against the horrific stereotypes we re plagued with.

  9. Dennis Fischman says:

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America That the image of Appalachia as Trump Country not only ignores the radical opposition, it s part of a century long effort to paint Appalachia as backward, stuck in time, a country of its own in short, an ideology that has been used to exploit the peopl I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America That the image of Appalachia as Trump Country not only ignores the radical ...

  10. Tuck says:

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern.