J. D. Vance

1 Hillbilly Elegy

Author : J. D. Vance
Genre :  Sociology  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-06-28
Description :  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER <br /><br />"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal<br /><br />"Essential reading."—David Brooks,&#xa0;New York Times<br /><br />From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful&#xa0;account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader,&#xa0;probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class<br /><br />Hillbilly Elegy&#xa0;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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />But as the family saga of&#xa0;Hillbilly Elegy&#xa0;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.<br /><br />A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures,&#xa0;Hillbilly Elegy&#xa0;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.

2 Hillbilly, una elegía rural

Author : J. D. Vance
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Biographies & Memoirs  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Release Date :  2017-04-04
Description :  <i>Hillbilly, una elegía rural</i> es un relato apasionado y apasionante de una clase social en decadencia, la de la clase trabajadora blanca en Estados Unidos. Los hillbillies, término peyorativo que hace referencia a los habitantes de la cordillera de los Apalaches, forman parte de este grupo social cada vez más empobrecido y radicalizado del país.<br /><br /> J.D. Vance cuenta la historia de unos habitantes que se han ido degradando lentamente durante más de cuarenta años y cuyo declive ejemplifica a la perfección su disfuncional familia. De la mano de su violenta abuela, de su madre drogadicta o de su ausente padre, Vance retrata los anhelos, las luchas y conflictos, los valores y la incansable búsqueda de culpables a quienes responsabilizar de su desdicha, de una comunidad olvidada durante años por el sistema y ahora, tras la victoria de Donald Trump, convertida en centro de atención.<br /><br /> El resentimiento, la falta de ambición y una combinación letal de victimismo y pesimismo junto a una devoción por el país, una fervorosa fe en Dios y un desaforado sentido del honor han hecho que los hillbillies posean una tendencia a la violencia física y verbal, al alcoholismo y las drogas, se conformen con vivir de los subsidios del Gobierno y sean despreciados por sus compatriotas de ambas costas del país.<br /><br /> Su respuesta a todo ello es conocida: han encumbrado a Donald Trump a la presidencia de Estados Unidos.



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