What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia - Section 1, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Catte
This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.
This section contains 1,057 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia Study Guide

Summary

Catte opens by reflecting on common impressions of Appalachia she encountered while living in Texas with her husband. She writes that perspectives on the region appeared to be influenced by a book by J.D Vance called Hillbilly Elegy, a nonfiction memoir that purports to offer a means of understanding “the lives of disaffected Trump voters” (7) in the Appalachian region, positing them as a locus for understanding America’s most severe social problems. Yet Catte notes that these issues – such as poverty, racism, and addiction – can be found all over the U.S, and are not particular to the Appalachian region. Books like Hillbilly Elegy and the media during the 2016 presidential election have reductively depicted Appalachians as largely as white, working-class individuals with regressive views. With this in mind, Catte writes that she aims to rectify these inflexible representations of Appalachians, by way...

(read more from the Section 1, Part 1 Summary)

This section contains 1,057 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia from BookRags. (c)2019 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.