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For-Profit DemocracyWhy the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America$
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Loka Ashwood

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780300215359

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300215359.001.0001

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The Rural Rebel

The Rural Rebel

(p.111) Five The Rural Rebel
For-Profit Democracy

Loka Ashwood

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the rural rebel, who has been labeled with disparaging terms such as “hick,” “hillbilly,” “redneck,” “white trash,” etc. Such monikers stood for, and in large part remain tied to, political conservatives and the traditions of their environment, and opposed to the notion of progress that the state demands. It is argued that such terms denigrate the environmental embeddedness of the poor they are used to describe. Rebels exist because all states have their problems, even democratic ones; because people are environmentally embedded, and they have never ceased to be; and because the democratic state is not all-encompassing in its representation.

Keywords:   poor, rebel, poverty, representation, environmental embeddedness

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