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The Resource Labor pains : New Deal fictions of race, work, and sex in the South, Christin Marie Taylor

Labor pains : New Deal fictions of race, work, and sex in the South, Christin Marie Taylor

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Labor pains : New Deal fictions of race, work, and sex in the South
Title
Labor pains
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New Deal fictions of race, work, and sex in the South
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Christin Marie Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the 1930s to the 1960s, the Popular Front produced a significant era in African American literary radicalism. While scholars have long associated the black radicalism of the Popular Front with the literary left and the working class, Christin Marie Taylor considers how black radicalism influenced southern fiction about black workers, offering a new view of work and labor. At the height of the New Deal era and its legacies, Taylor examines how southern literature of the Popular Front not only addressed the familiar stakes of race and labor but also called upon an imagined black folk to explore questions of feeling and desire. By poring over tropes of black workers across genres of southern literature in the works of George Wylie Henderson, William Attaway, Eudora Welty, and Sarah Elizabeth Wright, Taylor reveals the broad reach of black radicalism into experiments with portraying human feelings. These writers grounded interrelationships and stoked emotions to present the social issues of their times in deeply human terms. Taylor emphasizes the multidimensional use of the sensual and the sexual, which many protest writers of the period, such as Richard Wright, avoided. She suggests Henderson and company used feeling to touch readers while also questioning and reimagining the political contexts and apparent victories of their times. Taylor shows how these fictions adopted the aesthetics and politics of feeling as a response to New Deal-era policy reforms, both in their successes and their failures. In effect, these writers, some who are not considered a part of an African American protest tradition, illuminated an alternative form of protest through poignant paradigms."--Provided by publisher
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1982-
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Taylor, Christin Marie
Dewey number
810.9/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.N4
LC item number
T39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
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  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Arbeit
  • Literatur
  • Schwarze
  • Volksfront
  • USA
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Labor pains : New Deal fictions of race, work, and sex in the South, Christin Marie Taylor
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  • "First printing 2019."
  • "Portions of chapter 1 previously appeared as 'Cultivated desire: Black women's work in George Wylie Henderson's Ollie Miss,'Southern Quarterly 51, no. 3 (2014)."
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Black folk work: New Deal era feeling and desire -- Cultivating feeling: Black women's work and desire in George Wylie Henderson's Ollie Miss -- Steel feeling: Black masculinity under pressure in William Attaway's Blood on the forge -- Feeling in the light: race, fear, and desire in Eudora Welty's popular front fiction -- Feeling rejected: national denial of Black working mothers in Sarah E. Wright's This child's gonna live -- Conclusion. feeling shame: Black southern workers and popular culture
Control code
1061091758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781496824073
Lccn
2018047467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029110098
System control number
(OCoLC)1061091758
Label
Labor pains : New Deal fictions of race, work, and sex in the South, Christin Marie Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First printing 2019."
  • "Portions of chapter 1 previously appeared as 'Cultivated desire: Black women's work in George Wylie Henderson's Ollie Miss,'Southern Quarterly 51, no. 3 (2014)."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Black folk work: New Deal era feeling and desire -- Cultivating feeling: Black women's work and desire in George Wylie Henderson's Ollie Miss -- Steel feeling: Black masculinity under pressure in William Attaway's Blood on the forge -- Feeling in the light: race, fear, and desire in Eudora Welty's popular front fiction -- Feeling rejected: national denial of Black working mothers in Sarah E. Wright's This child's gonna live -- Conclusion. feeling shame: Black southern workers and popular culture
Control code
1061091758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781496824073
Lccn
2018047467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029110098
System control number
(OCoLC)1061091758

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