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What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America’s “forgotten tribe” of white working class voters. Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises. *What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia* is a frank assessment of America’s recent fascination with the people and problems of the region. The book analyzes trends in contemporary writing on Appalachia, presents a brief history of Appalachia with an eye toward unpacking Appalachian stereotypes, and provides examples of writing, art, and policy created *by* Appalachians as opposed to *for* Appalachians. The book offers a must-needed insider’s perspective on the region.