From the One-Mule Tenant Farmer to the Hillbilly Highway: How Librarians Can Support the White Working Class (Article, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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From the One-Mule Tenant Farmer to the Hillbilly Highway: How Librarians Can Support the White Working Class

Author: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Edition/Format: Article Article
Publication:The Library Quarterly, v87 n3 (20170701): 257-267
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Abstract The following article presents an overview of the poverty and dispossession of the white working class in the twenty-first century. It explores the manner in which librarians’ diminished connection to labor and denigration of Trump voters are combining to erode the library mission of service to all. It concludes with suggestions for reconnection and renewal.
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
ISSN:0024-2519
Unique Identifier: 7061105066
Notes: Kathleen de la Peña McCook: distinguished university professor, School of Information, University of South Florida. McCook was the first in her family to finish high school. She is the author of Introduction to Public Librarianship (2004, 2011, 2017). She is a member of ALA and the Progressive Librarians Guild. A life member of REFORMA, she received the Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. She is also a member of American Federation of Teachers Local 7463. She received the library science degree from the University of Chicago Graduate Library School in 1974. E-mail: kmccook@usf.edu.
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Abstract The following article presents an overview of the poverty and dispossession of the white working class in the twenty-first century. It explores the manner in which librarians’ diminished connection to labor and denigration of Trump voters are combining to erode the library mission of service to all. It concludes with suggestions for reconnection and renewal.

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