The Other America

The Reality of White Working Class Views on Identity, Race and Immigration

Harris Beider, Kusminder Chahal, and Stacy Harwood

The Other America

Harris Beider, Kusminder Chahal, and Stacy Harwood

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447337065 Will Publish March 2020
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447337058 Will Publish March 2020
The election of Donald Trump has led to renewed attention from national media to the lives, views and politics of America’s white working class. Reporters and analysts have offered accounts that attempt to bring nuance to discussion of a group that is all too often subject to stereotypical portrayals rooted in the class differences between them and those who are writing about them.

‚ÄčThis book presents a thorough analysis of the white working class that escapes that trap, offering a mix of detailed demographic and survey data and careful analysis. Here we learn what the white working class really believes about the key issues of the day, such as immigration. As the 2020 election heats up, and politicians of both parties once again try to court this group of voters, The Other America will be invaluable for those who want to truly understand their fellow citizens.
Contents
Introduction; the state of the white working class; Under pressure; a community lost, and regained?; Problematic framing; setting the record straight; Political disconnect, nostalgia; reclaiming the past; Grassroots definitions of whiteness, working class
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