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The Resource Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America's class war, Joe Bageant

Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America's class war, Joe Bageant

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Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America's class war
Title
Deer hunting with Jesus
Title remainder
dispatches from America's class war
Statement of responsibility
Joe Bageant
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Deer hunting with Jesus
Title variation remainder
dispatches from Americas class war
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Language
eng
Summary
"After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a "dirt-poor" childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas. Nearly everyone over fifty has serious health problems, and many have no health care. Credit ratings are low or nonexistent, and alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape. A raucous mix of storytelling and political commentary, Deer Hunting with Jesus is Bageant's report on what he learned by coming home."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A Web columnist describes the permanent and largely invisible underclass that resides in many American small towns, examining a section of society that exists in a world of taverns, churches, and double-wide trailers
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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211816
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NRAND
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Bageant, Joe
Dewey number
305.50973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Social classes
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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dispatches from America's class war
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Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America's class war, Joe Bageant
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Contents
American serfs : inside the white ghetto of the working poor -- Republican by default : redneck pride and fear in an age of outsourcing -- The deep-fried, double-wide lifestyle : whatever it takes, the mortgage racket will put you under your own roof -- Valley of the gun : black powder and buckskin in heartland America -- The covert kingdom : they plead upon the blood of Jesus for a theocratic state -- The ballad of Lynddie England : one foot in Ulster, the other in Iraq -- An authorized place to die : the American health care system on life support -- American hologram : the apocalypse will be televised
Control code
000041212717
Extent
xi, 271 p.
Isbn
9781921215780
Label
Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America's class war, Joe Bageant
Publication
Contents
American serfs : inside the white ghetto of the working poor -- Republican by default : redneck pride and fear in an age of outsourcing -- The deep-fried, double-wide lifestyle : whatever it takes, the mortgage racket will put you under your own roof -- Valley of the gun : black powder and buckskin in heartland America -- The covert kingdom : they plead upon the blood of Jesus for a theocratic state -- The ballad of Lynddie England : one foot in Ulster, the other in Iraq -- An authorized place to die : the American health care system on life support -- American hologram : the apocalypse will be televised
Control code
000041212717
Extent
xi, 271 p.
Isbn
9781921215780

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