Blue Collar, Theoretically : A Post-Marxist Approach to Working Class Literature
By: Lavelle, John F.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (288 p.).ISBN: 9780786487011.Subject(s): Marxist criticism | Social classes in literature | Working class in literature | Working class writings -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Blue Collar, Theoretically : A Post-Marxist Approach to Working Class LiteratureDDC classification: 809 | 809/.93355 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. The Praxis of Class; 2. A Study in New Working-Class Studies; 3. A Review of the Discourse of Working- Class Literature; 4. Post Marxist Theories of Class; 5. Postmodern/Poststructuralist Theories of Class and a Theory of the Working Class; 6. A Working- Class Reading of Maggie; Conclusion; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Though Marxism is the dominant philosophical theory applied to class in academia, its real-life inconsistencies, particularly stereotyping, have troubling effects on working class studies. As a result of its hegemony, alternative discourses have been effectively shut out of the academic world. This critical work seeks to establish a new philosophy of class, drawing on disciplines as diverse as sociology, cognitive science, anthropology and psychology and applying a decidedly Weberian hermeneutical lens. Topics covered include a detailed exploration of Marxism, a review of working class literature, post-marxist theories of class and the future of the field.
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