No country : working-class writing in the age of globalization / Sonali Perera.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231525442; 0231525443.Subject(s): Working class writings -- History and criticism | Working class in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No Country.DDC classification: 809 | 809.93355 | 809/.93355 LOC classification: PN56.L22 | P47 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Sonali Perera expands the discourse on working-class fiction by considering a range of international, noncanonical texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages overlooked by Eurocentric scholarship. Her readings connect the literary radicalism of the 1930s to the feminist recovery projects of the 1970s, and the anticolonial and postcolonial fiction of the 1960s to today's counterglobalist struggles, building a new portrait of the twentieth century's global economy and the experiences of the working class within it. Perera considers novels by the Indian anticolonia.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: World literature or working-class literature in the age of globalization -- Colonialism, race, and class: Mulk Raj Anand's Coolie as a literary representation of the subaltern -- Postcolonial Sri Lanka and black struggles for socialism: socialist ethics in Ambalavaner Sivanandan's When Memory Dies -- Gender, genre, and globalization -- Socialized labor and the critique of identity politics in Bessie Head's A Question of Power -- Epilogue: Working-class writing and the social imagination.
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