Despite being a white male myself, the mediated representations of people who look like me is not something I was as cognizant of as I should have been before encountering Tasha Dunn’s Talking White Trash: Mediated Representations and Lived Experiences of White Working-Class People. The sign of a quality work, Dunn’s text has left me with more questions than answers and a desire to continue this important line of inquiry. In this thought-provoking text, Dunn melds her experiences growing up in a white working-class home with her time as a professor of communications to examine the ways in which the media engineers these images, and how members of the identified group see themselves in relation to them. In the introduction, Dunn shares a poignant story of herself as a thirteen-year-old witnessing her mom’s friend coming to their trailer...

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