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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]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.1089 M569d 2019    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  362.1089 Met    New Books Pittsburg 2ndFL  DUE 08-10-20
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-330) and index.
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.
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 shorter in the very populations they purported to aid. Thus, white life expectancies fell, gun suicides soared, and school dropout rates 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"--Publisher's description.
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.
Health Status. (DNLM)D006304
Healthcare Disparities. (DNLM)D054625
Health Services Accessibility. (DNLM)D006297
Socioeconomic Factors. (DNLM)D012959
Politics. (DNLM)D011057
Racism. (DNLM)D063505
Missouri. (DNLM)D008923
Tennessee. (DNLM)D013714
Kansas. (DNLM)D007615
Whites -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01174829
Racism -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086627
Medical policy. (OCoLC)fst01014505
Public health. (OCoLC)fst01082238
Race relations -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086519
Tennessee. (OCoLC)fst01205353
Missouri. (OCoLC)fst01204724
Kansas. (OCoLC)fst01204323
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Title How the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland
ISBN 9781541644984 (hardcover)
1541644980 (hardcover)
9781541644960 (ebook)
Standard No. 40028967009

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