Unmasked by Emily Mendenhall audiobook

Unmasked: COVID, Community, and the Case of Okoboji

By Emily Mendenhall
Read by Joana Garcia

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212169844

  • ISBN: 9798212169837

  • ISBN: 9798212169851

Runtime: 7.94 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Unmasked is the story of what happened in Okoboji, a small Iowan tourist town, when a collective turn from the coronavirus to the economy occurred in the COVID summer of 2020. State political failures, local negotiations among political and public health leaders, and community (dis)belief about the virus resulted in Okoboji being declared a hotspot just before the Independence Day weekend, when an influx of half a million people visit the town.

The story is both personal and political. Author Emily Mendenhall, an anthropologist at Georgetown University, grew up in Okoboji, and her family still lives there. As the events unfolded, Mendenhall was in Okoboji, where she spoke formally with over 100 people and observed a community that rejected public health guidance, revealing deep-seated mistrust in outsiders and strong commitments to local thinking. Unmasked is a fascinating and heartbreaking account of where people put their trust, and how isolationist popular beliefs can be in America's small communities.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 7.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English