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Class and the making of American literature : created unequal, edited by Andrew Lawson

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Class and the making of American literature : created unequal
Title
Class and the making of American literature
Title remainder
created unequal
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew Lawson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book refocuses current understandings of American Literature from the revolutionary period to the present-day through an analytical accounting of class, reestablishing a foundation for discussions of class in American culture. American Studies scholars have explored the ways in which American society operates through inequality and modes of social control, focusing primarily on issues of status group identities involving race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability. The essays in this volume focus on both the historically changing experience of class and its continuing hold on American life. The collection visits popular as well as canonical literature, recognizing that class is constructed in and mediated by the affective and the sensational. It analyzes class division, class difference, and class identity in American culture, enabling readers to grasp why class matters, as well as the economic, social, and political matter of class. Redefining the field of American literary cultural studies and asking it to rethink its preoccupation with race and gender as primary determinants of identity, contributors explore the disciplining of the laboring body and of the emotions, the political role of the novel in contesting the limits of class power and authority, and the role of the modern consumer culture in both blurring and sharpening class divisions"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.S55
LC item number
C53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959 July 4-
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Lawson, Andrew
Series statement
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Working class authors
  • Working class writings, American
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • American literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social classes in literature
  • Working class authors
  • Working class writings, American
  • United States
Label
Class and the making of American literature : created unequal, edited by Andrew Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • David M. Stewart
  • The city sketch: Writing middle-class identity on the streets of Antebellum New York
  • John Evelev
  • Materializing identification: Theorizing class identification in nineteenth-century literary texts
  • Lori Merish
  • Part III: Class in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Period
  • Cultures of class in the Gilded Age labor problem novel
  • Larry W. Isaac
  • "A Question of Meum and Tuum": The civilization of the commodity and the maintenance of inequality in Charles Chesnutt's "The Conjure Woman" and "The marrow of Tradition"
  • Tim Libretti
  • Introduction
  • Edith Wharton, insider information, and the "Inherited Obligations" of class
  • Peter Knight
  • Part IV: Class in the Early to Mid-Twentieth Century
  • From class imaginary to cultural revolution in Willa Cather
  • Robert Seguin
  • Class passing in the fictuion of the Great Depression: Breaking boundaries through fashion
  • Jan Goggans
  • Broken Frames: The World War II novel and the legibility of class in the U.S. Historical imaginaiton
  • Chris Vials
  • Part V: Class in contemporary American literature /
  • Andrew Lawson
  • The future as form: Undoing the categorical separation of class and gender in Ana Castillo's "Sapogonia"
  • Marcial Gonzalez
  • A kiling greed: Capitalism, casinos, and violence in contemporary Native American literature
  • Melanie Benson Taylor
  • "Not/One": The poetics of the multitude in Great Recession-Era America
  • Margaret Ronda
  • Part IV: Teaching Class
  • Teaching U.S. working class literature; or, firing the canon
  • Bill V. Mullen
  • Part I: Class in early American literature
  • The Shays Rebellion in literary history
  • Ed White
  • The secret witness: Thinking, and not thinking, about servants in the early American novel /rMatthew Pethers
  • Part II: Class in the Antebellum Period
  • Cheap reading and the rise of Proletarian print culture
Control code
864299157
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9780415822060
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013037755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)864299157
Label
Class and the making of American literature : created unequal, edited by Andrew Lawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • David M. Stewart
  • The city sketch: Writing middle-class identity on the streets of Antebellum New York
  • John Evelev
  • Materializing identification: Theorizing class identification in nineteenth-century literary texts
  • Lori Merish
  • Part III: Class in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Period
  • Cultures of class in the Gilded Age labor problem novel
  • Larry W. Isaac
  • "A Question of Meum and Tuum": The civilization of the commodity and the maintenance of inequality in Charles Chesnutt's "The Conjure Woman" and "The marrow of Tradition"
  • Tim Libretti
  • Introduction
  • Edith Wharton, insider information, and the "Inherited Obligations" of class
  • Peter Knight
  • Part IV: Class in the Early to Mid-Twentieth Century
  • From class imaginary to cultural revolution in Willa Cather
  • Robert Seguin
  • Class passing in the fictuion of the Great Depression: Breaking boundaries through fashion
  • Jan Goggans
  • Broken Frames: The World War II novel and the legibility of class in the U.S. Historical imaginaiton
  • Chris Vials
  • Part V: Class in contemporary American literature /
  • Andrew Lawson
  • The future as form: Undoing the categorical separation of class and gender in Ana Castillo's "Sapogonia"
  • Marcial Gonzalez
  • A kiling greed: Capitalism, casinos, and violence in contemporary Native American literature
  • Melanie Benson Taylor
  • "Not/One": The poetics of the multitude in Great Recession-Era America
  • Margaret Ronda
  • Part IV: Teaching Class
  • Teaching U.S. working class literature; or, firing the canon
  • Bill V. Mullen
  • Part I: Class in early American literature
  • The Shays Rebellion in literary history
  • Ed White
  • The secret witness: Thinking, and not thinking, about servants in the early American novel /rMatthew Pethers
  • Part II: Class in the Antebellum Period
  • Cheap reading and the rise of Proletarian print culture
Control code
864299157
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9780415822060
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013037755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)864299157

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