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The Resource Dignity : seeking respect in back row America, Chris Arnade

Dignity : seeking respect in back row America, Chris Arnade

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Dignity : seeking respect in back row America
Title
Dignity
Title remainder
seeking respect in back row America
Statement of responsibility
Chris Arnade
Creator
Author
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind. Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and unforgettable true stories. Arnade's raw, deeply reported accounts cut through today's clickbait media headlines and indict the elitists who misunderstood poverty and addiction in America for decades. After abandoning his Wall Street career, Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald's. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across 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 worthless. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and mock anyone who clings to religion or tradition as nave. 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 his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people who've been left behind"--
  • "After abandoning his Wall Street career, Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx, spending years interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, hanging out in drug dens and McDonald's in the South Bronx. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography"--
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Illustration
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10783773
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Arnade, Chris
Dewey number
362.50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
A76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Poor
  • Drug addiction
  • Homelessness
  • Drug addiction
  • Homelessness
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • United States
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seeking respect in back row America
Label
Dignity : seeking respect in back row America, Chris Arnade
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- New York City -- If you want to understand the country, visit McDonald's -- McDonald's -- Drugs -- God filled my emptiness -- Coping -- This is my home -- Desolation -- Racism -- Respect, recklessness, and rebellion -- Dignity -- Conclusion
Control code
on1097451556
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 284 pages
Isbn
9780525534730
Lccn
2019007375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097451556
Label
Dignity : seeking respect in back row America, Chris Arnade
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- New York City -- If you want to understand the country, visit McDonald's -- McDonald's -- Drugs -- God filled my emptiness -- Coping -- This is my home -- Desolation -- Racism -- Respect, recklessness, and rebellion -- Dignity -- Conclusion
Control code
on1097451556
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 284 pages
Isbn
9780525534730
Lccn
2019007375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097451556

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