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Author Kendzior, Sarah, author.

Title The view from flyover country : dispatches from the forgotten America / Sarah Kendzior.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.932 KEN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.932 KEN    DUE 02-20-20
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Edition First Flatiron books edition.
Description xv, 239 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Collection of essays originally written between 2012 and 2014.
Contents Part I: Flyover country. The view from flyover country ; Expensive cities are killing creativity ; The peril of hipster economics ; Mourn the fall of the mall -- Part II: The post-employment economy. Surviving the post-employment economy ; Meritocracy for sale ; Survival is not an aspiration ; Zero-opportunity employers ; A government shutdown, a social breakdown ; The men who set themselves free ; Charity is not a substitute for justice ; The unaffordable baby boomer dream ; The millennial parent ; Mothers are not "opting out"--they are out of options -- Part III: Race and religion. The wrong kind of caucasian ; The fallacy of the phrase "the Muslim world" ; In the trial of Trayvon, the U.S. is guilty ; St. Louis's sons, taken too soon ; The freedom to criticize free speech -- Part IV: Higher education. The closing of American academia ; Academic paywalls mean publish and perish ; The political consequences of academic paywalls ; The immorality of college admissions ; College is a promise the economy does not keep -- Part V: Media. Managed expectations in the post-employment economy ; Who is a "journalist"? People who can afford to be ; Blame it on the internet ; When the mainstream media are the lunatic fringe -- Part VI: Beyond flyover country. U.S. foreign policy's gender gap ; Snowden and the paranoid state ; Iraq and the reinvention of reality ; Where following the law is radical ; Water is a human right, but who is considered a human being? ; The telegenically dead -- Coda. In defense of complaining -- Epilogue.
Summary Offers a collection of essays on the state of America, including how labor exploitation, racism, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of a post-employment economy have given rise to an autocrat leader.
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946-
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
American Dream.
Genre/Form Essays.
ISBN 9781250189998 (paperback)
1250189993 (paperback)
9781250189981 (electronic book)

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