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Author Metzl, Jonathan, 1964- author.

Title Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland / Jonathan M. Metzl.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2019.
©2019
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  362.1089 MET    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.1089 MET    DUE 06-01-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-330) and index.
Summary "With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk--and, in the end, threaten everyone's well-being. Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America's heartland seeking to better understand the politics of racial resentment and its impact on public health. Interviewing a range of Americans, he uncovers how racial anxieties led to the repeal of gun control laws in Missouri, stymied the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and fueled massive cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. Although such measures promised to restore greatness to white America, Metzl's systematic analysis of health data dramatically reveals they did just the opposite: these policies made life sicker, harder, and shorten in the very populations they purported to aid. Thus, white life expectancies fell, gun suicides soared, and school dropout rates rose."--Publisher's description.
Contents Introduction: Dying of whiteness -- Part 1: Missouri -- The cape -- Risk -- Interview : I can't just make it go away -- The man card -- Interview : we gotta take up arms -- Preventative medicine -- Interview : the biggest heart -- What was the risk? -- Interview : the whys and what-ifs -- Trigger warnings -- Part 2: Tennessee -- Unaffordable -- Cost -- In the name of affordable care -- Focus -- Socialism -- Everybody -- De-progressive -- The numbers tell the story -- Part 3: Kansas -- Beneath the surface -- There's no place like home -- The Kansas experiment -- Interview : a downward cycle -- Austerity -- Interview : a bad rap -- The schools -- Interview : the race card -- Congestive heart failure -- Interview : no matter what he does -- Millions of millions -- Conclusion: The castle doctrine.
Subject Medical policy -- United States.
Public health -- United States.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Whites -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Whites -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Tennessee.
Missouri.
Kansas.
ISBN 9781541644984 (hardcover)
1541644980 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028967009

 
    
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