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The Resource Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland, Jonathan M. Metzl

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

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Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland
Title
Dying of whiteness
Title remainder
how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan M. Metzl
Title variation
How the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland
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eng
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 en the very populations they purported to aid. Thus, white life expectancies fell, gun suicides soared, and school dropout rate rose. Powerful, searing, and sobering, "Dying of whiteness" ultimately demonstrates just how much white America would benefit by emphasizing cooperation, rather than chasing false promises of supremacy
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NLM
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1964-
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Metzl, Jonathan
Dewey number
362.1089
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Medical policy
  • Public health
  • Medical care
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland, Jonathan M. Metzl
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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on1043562695
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781541644984
Lccn
2018040108
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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362.1089 M569 ; XX-N ; [A18BP144, #18, 4@$32.00, DLG/ ] ; [P18BP852, #11, 2@32.00, wjm/ ] ; [A18BP247, #18, 4@32.00, LAP/ ]
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1043562695
Label
Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland, Jonathan M. Metzl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043562695
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781541644984
Lccn
2018040108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
362.1089 M569 ; XX-N ; [A18BP144, #18, 4@$32.00, DLG/ ] ; [P18BP852, #11, 2@32.00, wjm/ ] ; [A18BP247, #18, 4@32.00, LAP/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043562695

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