The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture. He's just poor.
Date Written: 01/10/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19972
J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is not aimed at that underclass (few books are), but rather a middle- and upper-class readership more than happy to learn that white American poverty has nothing to do with them or with any structural problems in American economy and society and everything to do with poor folks' inherent vices.