Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Everyone will be reading about Wisconsin's voter resentment

I've written about this book before, and I offer some additional context and data here, but I predict it will become a bestseller, as it hits the nail on the head:

NEW BOOK: The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker by Katherine Cramer

Katherine Cramer’s forthcoming (April) book is excerpted in the Capitol Times today. If you’ve never heard of her, she’s a political science professor at the UW, a lifelong Wisconsin resident, and an interviewee in our film.
Cramer’s research is unique: where most political scientists rely heavily on polling, Cramer actually spent years visiting rural communities in Wisconsin, getting to know the people, and coming to a deep understanding of their interests and values. Because she took the time go through that process, she is able to present a nuanced and sensitive assessment of their political leanings.
Her work is critical for understanding the political divisions in Wisconsin that allowed the rise of Scott Walker and his agenda. 

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