The Resource Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance

Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Title
Hillbilly elegy
Title remainder
a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Statement of responsibility
J.D. Vance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vance, J. D
Dewey number
305.5/62092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HD8073.V37
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vance, J. D
  • Vance, J. D.
  • Working class whites
  • Working class whites
  • Mountain people
  • Social mobility
  • Appalachian Region
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (6 3/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504734325
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbx6w
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504734325
System control number
  • ocn957977503
  • 1523154
  • (Pol)1532893
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D. Vance
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (6 3/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504734325
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbx6w
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504734325
System control number
  • ocn957977503
  • 1523154
  • (Pol)1532893
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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