DIGNITY: SEEKING RESPECT IN BACK ROW AMERICA

DIGNITY: SEEKING RESPECT IN BACK ROW AMERICA

By: Arnade, Chris

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A profound book.... It will break your heart but also leave you with hope. " --J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy "[A] deeply empathetic book." --The Economist With stark photo essays and unforgettable true stories, Chris Arnade cuts t hrough "expert" pontification on inequality, addiction, and poverty to allo w those who have been left behind to define themselves on their own terms. After abandoning his Wall Street career, Chris Arnade decided to document p overty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, an d becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug den s and McDonald's. Then he started driving across America to see how the res t of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, a cross lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography. The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America's Back Row--those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so -called meritocratic upper class. The strivers in the Front Row, with their advanced degrees and upward mobility, see the Back Row's values as worthle ss. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and moc k anyone who clings to religion or tradition as naïve. As Takeesha, a woman in the Bronx, told Arnade, she wants to be seen she sees herself: "a prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God." This book is.

Title: DIGNITY: SEEKING RESPECT IN BACK ROW AMERICA

Author Name: Arnade, Chris

Categories: Sociology,

Publisher: Sentinel: 2019

ISBN Number: 0525534733

ISBN Number 13: 9780525534730

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine

Seller ID: RWARE0000047216