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Bridges to Campus (Wayne College): Hillbilly Elegy Book Discussion

Fall 2017 Bridges to Campus Book Discussion

Friday, November 3, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Smucker Multipurpose Room A-B

A pizza lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Maureen Lerch

J.D. Vance on TedTalk

J.D. Vance with Megyn Kelly

J.D. Vance on Uncommon Knowledge

J.D. Vance at The Buckley Program at Yale

Reviews and Criticism

Bendis, D. (2016). Narrow escape. Christian Century, 133(20), 30-33.  Permalink

Anderson, H. (2016). A Hillbilly's Lament. Christianity Today, 60(6), 83. Permalink

HAHN, S. (2017). The Rade of White Folk. Nation, 305(9), 27-33. Permalink

PURDY, J. (2016). Red-State Blues. New Republic, 247(10), 49-53. Permalink

Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor.  Salon.com

The Lives of Poor White People by Joshua Rothman The New Yorker

Jones, Sarah. (2017). J.D. Vance, the False Profit of Blue America. New Republic

Discussion Brainstorming Prompts

Brainstorm Prompt 1:

What qualities or characteristics do you see in some of our students that may reflect JD’s experiences and upbringing?

Brainstorm Prompt 2:

Can we identify barriers (rules, practices) that are specific to this population?

Brainstorm Prompt 3:

Do you have any ideas on how we can improve our processes, services to this population?