White Trash

The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Author: Nancy Isenberg

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786492997

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 3332

The New York Times Bestseller A ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths about equality in the land of opportunity. In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues that the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of the American fabric, and reveals how the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlements to today's hillbillies. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics - a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; they are now offered up as entertainment in reality TV shows, and the label is applied to celebrities ranging from Dolly Parton to Bill Clinton. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the centre of major political debates over the character of the American identity. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society - where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility - and forces a nation to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class.
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White Trash

Author: Sarah Baines

Publisher: Sarah Baines


Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 3825

Posted in Fiction

White Trash

Race and Class in America

Author: Annalee Newitz,Matt Wray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204497

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9240

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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White Trash Princess

Author: Molly Price

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452096910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 9018

Molly Price isn't a celebrity. She's never been on a reality show or had her name thrown about in the gossip column. But, like so many of us, she has a story to tell. And what a story it is! From an amazingly complicated upbringing with twists and turns that seem at times to be unbelievable, Molly is able to draw you into her world. It's a world that you may find to be completely different from your own, but most likely you'll be able to find so much to relate to as she introduces you to her family, her friends, and a host of situations that will make you giggle and even tear up, often times in the same sentence. Amazingly insightful, Molly understands the value of the little things in life, knowing that at any moment the life she thought she had finally figured out, just might be rocked from its core, and everything changes. It takes a very open mind to be able to see the good in the worst of times, but that is just Molly. Even in cases of the most horrifying memories from her childhood, White Trash Princess offers a new perspective that will make you see things differently, maybe even think about the kind of legacy you hope to leave behind for those in your life...Brook Morello
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White Trash Etiquette

The Definitive Guide to Upscale Trailer Park Manners

Author: Dr. Verne Edstrom, Esq.

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0767925033

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 1521

The definitive guide to high-class trailer park living. White Trash Etiquette contains everything you need to know to live like decent trash, including: The proper way to fake a back injury How to prevent your in-laws from stealing the silverware at wedding receptions The 10 Hottest White Trash Career Opportunities How to improve your drunk driving skills Sound advice on everything from lying to your boss to making your next convenience store robbery fun for the whole family There’s also troubleshooting for troublemakers: I'm getting married; can I still wear white if I'm a tramp? Can chicks ever really respect an accountant? How do I pick a good bail bondsman? How can I get my 14-year-old cousin unpregnant? And much more.
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White Trash Journals

A True Farce

Author: N.A

Publisher: MR

ISBN: 1424302706


Page: N.A

View: 5186

In this stunning little novel we live vicariously through the pages of misfit fencer, Daisy Black's diary. Follow a portion of her gritty life's path from the renaissance fair circuit to her home in a dusty Texan trailer park; and enjoy her love/hate relationships between culture and the gutter. A stroke of luck lands her a job as a fencing instructor at an exclusive school in New England. There she experiences culture shock and a reinforcement of her feelings of belonging nowhere. Explore all this and many indecent belligerences in White Trash Journals, A True Farce.
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Fancy White Trash

Author: Marjetta Geerling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631542

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8710

Finding love is simple with the One True Love Plan. ?If only life were as easy as your sisters.? Abby?s heard that one before. And it?s true ?Shelby and Kait aren?t exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone New. This means finding a guy who hasn?t already dated Shelby or Kait. But when Abby starts falling for the possible father of Kait?s baby, she has to figure out if some rules are meant to be broken. This debut novel, a modern comedy of errors, is as lighthearted and irreverant as its title.
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White Trash

Author: Paul Wilson

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162220958

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 8343

Wickham’s marriage had dissolved and so had his cushy job as a writer and academic at an Australian university. These two losses were irretrievable, but he was determined to recover title to the condominium that he had lost to a British crook in Phuket, Thailand. At the urging of his friend, Steve, he went to Angeles in the Philippines, the so-called sex capital of the archipelago, to join the band of ex-pats, seen by locals and outsiders as ‘white trash’ drifting among the fleshpots of Asia. But there was a price to be paid. Wickham had to pen a feature story about the Yank, an American who had crossed the line and turned Angeles into a paedophile paradise. ‘Sin city’ was provocatively raunchy before but now, thanks to the Yank, it was criminally nauseating, and their expatriate lifestyle was under threat. Set in Thailand, the Philippines and Australia this fast-paced novel is erotic, gripping and provocative. The book deliberately takes issue with the essentially negative stereotypes that surround Caucasians living in Asia and challenges the reader to do the same.
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Raised By White Trash

Author: Steve Berger

Publisher: Steven Berger

ISBN: 1452496498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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White Trash

Author: John King

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629633224

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4301

Ruby James lives life to the full, the state-run hospital where she works as a nurse a microcosm of the community in which she was born and bred. While some outsiders might label the people of this town "white trash," she knows different, reveling in a vibrant society that values people over money, actions above words. For Ruby, every person is unique and has a story to tell, whether it is skinhead taxi-driver Steve, retired teacher and rocker Pearl, magic-mushroom expert Danny Wax Cap, or former merchant seaman Ron Dawes. She encourages people to tell their tales, thrilled by the images created. Outside of work she drinks, dances, and has fun with her friends, at the same time dealing with her mother's Alzheimer's and a vision from the past, aware that physical and mental health are precious and easily lost. The epitome of positive thinking, Ruby sees the best in everyone—until the day true evil comes to call. A mystery figure roams the corridors of Ruby's state-run hospital. He carries special medicine and a very different set of values. He tells himself that he wants to help, increase efficiency, but cost-cutting leads to social cleansing as humans are judged according to that white-trash agenda. Excuses and justifications flow as notions of heaven and hell are distorted. Set against a background of pirate-radio stations, pink Cadillacs, and freeway dreams, White Trash insists there is no such thing as white trash.
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White Trash Beautiful

Author: Teresa Mummert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476758875

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5865

A word-of-mouth bestseller that’s captivating readers with its honesty, grit, and headstrong heroine, White Trash Beautiful is a story for anyone who has ever felt trapped in life, cheated by love—and longed for something more . . . Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armor. She knows that girls like her don’t get a happily ever after. Not if you live in a trailer with your mom, work at a greasy spoon diner, and get leered at by old men. Maybe that’s why she puts up with Jackson—her poor excuse for a boyfriend, who treats her like dirt. Cass has learned to accept her lot in life. That is, until he walks into her diner. . . . His name is Tucker White, and he’s different from any man Cass has ever known. Tall, tattooed, and bad-ass gorgeous, he’s the lead singer of the rock band Damaged. From the moment they meet, Tucker sees something in Cass he just can’t shake. Something beautiful. Something haunted. Something special. And he’s determined to find out what it is—if only he can get her to open up and let him in. . . .
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White Trash Beautiful


Author: Mia Hansen

Publisher: Feelings

ISBN: 3426444771

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 8759

Ein dramatisch-romantischer Roman um eine Liebe unter denkbar schlechten Vorzeichen! Nie hätte Sky gedacht, dass sie sich Hals über Kopf verlieben würde, bis Donnie in ihr Leben tritt. Doch die beiden leben nicht nur in unterschiedlichen Welten, sondern scheinen auf den ersten Blick grundverschieden. Während Sky wohlbehütet in einer Gated Community aufwächst und es ihr an nichts mangelt, ist für Donnie das Leben ein täglicher Kampf. Er hält sich mit drei Jobs nur mühevoll über Wasser und kümmert sich in jeder freien Minute aufopfernd um seine schwer kranke Mutter. Doch wo die Liebe hinfällt, da interessieren Status, Geld und Ansehen wenig. Leider haben Sky und Donnie die Rechnung ohne Skys Eltern gemacht, die sich ihrer Liebe mit aller Macht in den Weg stellen ... »White Trash Beautiful« von Mia Hansen ist ein eBook von feelings*emotional eBooks. Mehr von uns ausgewählte erotische, romantische, prickelnde, herzbeglückende eBooks findest Du auf unserer Facebook-Seite. Genieße jede Woche eine neue Geschichte - wir freuen uns auf Dich!
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White trash

the eugenic family studies, 1877-1919

Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter

Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 382

View: 3577

Posted in Family & Relationships

My Life as a White Trash Zombie

Author: Diana Rowland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472115759

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7802

Angel Crawford is a loser. Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue--and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey--just when she's hungriest! Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat. Literally.
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White Trash

From Dirt Floors to the White House

Author: Wanda Pope

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613461887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 6480

What was a poor white trash daughter, one of thirteen children of an abusive, alcoholic father and submissive mother, doing at a reception with the President of the United States of America in the White House? Living in a tin barn with dirt floors, no plumbing, and being able to lie in bed at night and look at the stars seemed so far away now. How did Wanda Pope get from going to bed at night and being told to go to sleep so she wouldn't know she was hungry to having a glass of wine with the president of the United States? Growing up wondering if tonight would be the night that her father wouldn't miss when he shot at her mother? Would she or one of her siblings possibly die tonight, or would they still be able to go dig in dumpsters the next day for food? How did she ever get out of so much poverty?
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British White Trash

Figurations of Tainted Whiteness in the Novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths and John King

Author: Mark Schmitt

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839441013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 7148

"White trash" is a liminal figure that dramatizes the intersection of race and class. Contemporary British novelists like Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths and John King use this originally US-American stereotype to interrogate the racializing discourse of class in British society. Their novels are interdiscursive reflections of the figurations of race and class that still haunt the British cultural imaginary. "British White Trash" is the first analysis to comprehensively examine the adaptation of the "white trash" stereotype in major British novels. The study thus contributes to a critical understanding of racism and classism, its cultural representations and its underlying social processes.
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Talking White Trash

Mediated Representations and Lived Experiences of White Working-Class People

Author: Tasha R. Dunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351045733


Page: 158

View: 2718

Talking White Trash documents the complex and interwoven relationship between mediated representations and lived experiences of white working-class people—a task inspired by the author’s experiences growing up in a white working-class family and neighborhood and how she came to understand herself through watching films and television shows. The increasing presence of white working-class people in media, particularly within the genre of reality television, and their role in fueling the unprecedented rise of Donald Trump, has made this population a central subject of U.S. cultural discourse. Rather than relying solely on analyses of mediated portrayals, Dunn makes use of personal narratives, interviews, focus groups, textual analysis, and critical autoethnography to specifically analyze how popular media articulates certain ideas about white working-class people, and how those who identify as members of this population, including herself, negotiate such articulations. Dunn’s work provides alternative stories that are rarely, if ever, found in popular media—stories that feature the varied reactions and lived experiences of white working-class people; stories that talk to, talk with, and talk back to mediated representations and dominant cultural ideas; stories that illuminate the multidimensionality of a population that is often portrayed in one-dimensional ways; stories that move inside and outside the white working-class to better understand their role within, and influence upon, U.S. culture.
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White Trash

Author: Rab` N Schwarz

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3959263554

Category: Fiction

Page: 41

View: 4114

Ein totes Mädchen, das es im Leben heftig getrieben hat. Wie wird man die Leiche los, wenn einen der Deputy quasi begleitet? Wie stellt man es an, wenn der Geliebte der Toten auch gleich mausetot ist? Eddy hat eine Menge Probleme in dieser Nacht zu bewältigen.
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The Redneck Manifesto

How Hillbillies Hicks and White Trash Becames America's Scapegoats

Author: Jim Goad

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684838648

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2685

Explores the mind and soul of one of society's favorite punch lines, exposing the truth about this very human group of people who have been scorned and insulted enough and are tired of being dubbed "white trash." 30,000 first printing.
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