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Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature.

By: Tokarczyk, Michelle.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (256 p.).ISBN: 9780203813072.Subject(s): American literature - 20th century - History and criticism | American literature --20th century --History and criticism | Social classes in literature | Social classes in literature | Working class - United States - Intellectual life | Working class in literature | Working class in literature | Working class --United States --Intellectual life | Working class writings, American - History and criticism | Working class writings, American --History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Critical Approaches to American Working-Class LiteratureDDC classification: 810.9/920624 | 810.9920624 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Critical Approaches to American Working Class Literature; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Publication Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Michelle M. Tokarczyk; Part I: The Realities of Working-Class Life; 1. "between the outhouse and the garbage dump": Locating Collapse in Depression Literature: Paula Rabinowitz; 2. Work is a War, or All Their Lives They Dug Their Graves: Renny Christopher; 3. Respectability, Refinement, and the Underclass: Uncle Tom's Cabin and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Sylvia J. Cook; Part II: Pedagogy and Promises
4. Bridges, Not Ladders: Working-Class Women Poets on Education, Class Consciousness, and the Promise of Upward Mobility: Karen Kovacik5. Charlotte Simmons as Working-Class Heroine in Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons: David Mccracken; 6. (Un)teaching the Anthology: Pedagogy versus Canon in Working-Class Literature: Nicholas Coles; Part III: The Experience of Poverty; 7. Agency, Not Alligators: Poor Women and Outside Assistance in Three Short Stories: Michelle M. Tokarczyk; 8. Homeless in Seattle: Class Violence in Sherman Alexie's Indian Killer: Michele Fazio
9. Cultural Geography and Local Economies: The Lesson from Egypt, Maine: Phoebe S. JacksonPart IV: Reconsidering Class, Gender, and Nation; 10. A Body of Work: Imperial Labor and the Writing of American Manhood in London's The Sea-Wolf: Matthew Brophy; 11. "The Man in the Family": Staging Gender in Waiting for Lefty and American Social Protest Theatre: Maria F. Brandt; 12. Henry Roth's Reimagination of Class Consciousness from Call it Sleep to the Mercy of a Rude Stream Novels: Class Consciousness, Nationalist Politics, and Working-Class Studies in the Age of Cosmopolitanism: Tim Libretti
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Summary: Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature is the first anthology to focus on literary criticism of working-class American literature. The literature examined is from the 1850s to the present and includes work in several genres. Several prominent scholars have contributed, and emerging scholars are represented as well.
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Front Cover; Critical Approaches to American Working Class Literature; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Publication Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Michelle M. Tokarczyk; Part I: The Realities of Working-Class Life; 1. "between the outhouse and the garbage dump": Locating Collapse in Depression Literature: Paula Rabinowitz; 2. Work is a War, or All Their Lives They Dug Their Graves: Renny Christopher; 3. Respectability, Refinement, and the Underclass: Uncle Tom's Cabin and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Sylvia J. Cook; Part II: Pedagogy and Promises

4. Bridges, Not Ladders: Working-Class Women Poets on Education, Class Consciousness, and the Promise of Upward Mobility: Karen Kovacik5. Charlotte Simmons as Working-Class Heroine in Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons: David Mccracken; 6. (Un)teaching the Anthology: Pedagogy versus Canon in Working-Class Literature: Nicholas Coles; Part III: The Experience of Poverty; 7. Agency, Not Alligators: Poor Women and Outside Assistance in Three Short Stories: Michelle M. Tokarczyk; 8. Homeless in Seattle: Class Violence in Sherman Alexie's Indian Killer: Michele Fazio

9. Cultural Geography and Local Economies: The Lesson from Egypt, Maine: Phoebe S. JacksonPart IV: Reconsidering Class, Gender, and Nation; 10. A Body of Work: Imperial Labor and the Writing of American Manhood in London's The Sea-Wolf: Matthew Brophy; 11. "The Man in the Family": Staging Gender in Waiting for Lefty and American Social Protest Theatre: Maria F. Brandt; 12. Henry Roth's Reimagination of Class Consciousness from Call it Sleep to the Mercy of a Rude Stream Novels: Class Consciousness, Nationalist Politics, and Working-Class Studies in the Age of Cosmopolitanism: Tim Libretti

Notes on ContributorsIndex

Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature is the first anthology to focus on literary criticism of working-class American literature. The literature examined is from the 1850s to the present and includes work in several genres. Several prominent scholars have contributed, and emerging scholars are represented as well.

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<p>Michelle M. Tokarczyk is a professor of English at Goucher College with publications in working-class studies and contemporary literature. Publications include Class Definitions: On the Lives and Writings of Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Dorothy Allison, the co-edited Working-Class Women in the Academy, and The House I'm Running From: Poems .</p>

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