Dying of Whiteness

How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland
Author(s): Jonathan M. Metzl
Original Publish Date: Mar 05, 2019
Product Number: EB00729278
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541673984
Publisher: Basic Books
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A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to help Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston Globe In the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the policies that result actually place white Americans at ever-greater risk of sickness and death. Physician Jonathan M. Metzl's quest to understand the health implications of "backlash governance" leads him across America's heartland. Interviewing a range of everyday Americans, he examines how racial resentment has fueled progun laws in Missouri, resistance to the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. And he shows these policies' costs: increasing deaths by gun suicide, falling life expectancies, and rising dropout rates. White Americans, Metzl argues, must reject the racial hierarchies that promise to aid them but in fact lead our nation to demise.

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Author(s): Jonathan M. Metzl
Narrator(s): Jamie Renell
Product Number Z100160716
Released: Feb 13, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781549125843

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