Examining the politics of resentment in rural Wisconsin and Alberta


Abstract

Rural Americans and Canadians are feeling politically alienated and angry in ways that go beyond ideological preference, age, or income level. This anger and discontent yields a politics of resentment. This paper argues that ethnographic case studies can provide scholars with deep insights into the politics of resentment in rural areas. Employing a method of listening in rural Wisconsin and Alberta will help us understand the sources of discontent and frustration in rural communities.


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