When The Hills Are Gone: Ch. 3-6

Within chapters three to five, there were many themes that reminded me of the people’s story of Janesville and their intersecting identity with their place of belonging. The Syversen’s their neighbor, and many farmers have lost their land and property because of what Goldberg describes as a, “… potent symbol of ‘creative destruction,’ the remnants … Continue reading When The Hills Are Gone: Ch. 3-6

The Walleye War: Ch. 6 – Epilogue

Nesper’s, The Walleye War, shed light on some of the histories that the United States continuously attempts to bury regarding Indigenous people that have led to extreme poverty rates on reservations, land rights and treaty issues, discrimination against Indigenous practices and traditions, and a lack in the service environment on reservations. Nesper emphasizing the fearful feeling Chapman … Continue reading The Walleye War: Ch. 6 – Epilogue

The Politics of Resentment Chapters 3-6

Cramer does an overall noteworthy job writing her explanations to get readers like me from urban areas to understand that the rural consciousness is rooted in place. Reading through the concerns of those from rural areas, I unconsciously reacted with, “oh, well, urban schools are just as underfunded, and healthcare is just as much of an … Continue reading The Politics of Resentment Chapters 3-6

The Politics of Resentment – Chapters 1 & 2

The Politics of Resentment is a dramatic shift from both Evicted and Janesville. Although these first two chapters were more of her strategy she will be taking throughout this book and “setting the stage” for the reader, it is clear that this read will be grounded in research, theories and evidence. Initially as I read … Continue reading The Politics of Resentment – Chapters 1 & 2

Evicted: Chapters 13-24

In these next chapters, several things caught my attention, from Rufus’s racist and stereotypical comment of Black people being seen as filthy to Arleen neglecting the domestic abuse of Trisha. Tobin and Shereena’s attitudes’ continues to infuriate me because of the superiority and classist thinking that illustrates their tenants as ignoble — and their tenants … Continue reading Evicted: Chapters 13-24

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted – Initial Thoughts

Throughout the first 6 chapters of Desmond’s Evicted, reading about the lives of struggling Milwaukeeans facing eviction was both gruesome and overwhelming; however, Desmond did a phenomenal job showing the reader of the capitalistic system that has continued to suppress neglected communities and individuals of misfortune. One after another, the stories of these families became … Continue reading Matthew Desmond’s Evicted – Initial Thoughts