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Author Sherman, Jennifer, author
Title Dividing paradise : rural inequality and the diminishing American dream / Jennifer Sherman
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021]
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1 copy ordered for 人文社會聯圖 on 12-04-2020.
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Prologue : discovering paradise -- Introduction : rural deindustrialization, decline, and rebirth -- Changing times in paradise -- Living the dream : newcomers making it work in paradise -- Trouble in paradise : old-timers' struggles to survive -- "Certain circles" : the deepening divide -- Paradise lost : making sense of community change and the elusive American Dream -- Conclusion : crossing the divide and reclaiming the dream -- Appendix A : methods, sample, and local demographic information -- Appendix B : the newcomer/old-timer distinction
"Dividing Paradise tells the story of a rural American community whose economic growth resulted in increasing inequality and divisions between those who can and those who cannot achieve their rural visions of the American dream. Based on in-depth interviews and participant observation with individuals on both sides of the divide, the book explores the contributors to and impacts of this stark inequality that has become commonplace across the United States. It exposes the mechanisms by which inequality flourishes and by which Americans have come to believe that it is acceptable and deserved"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Sherman, Jennifer. Dividing paradise Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021] 9780520973275 (DLC) 2020029259
Subject Equality -- Washington (State) -- Case studies
Washington (State) -- Rural conditions -- Case studies
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