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The Resource No Country : working-class writing in the age of globalization, Sonali Perera

No Country : working-class writing in the age of globalization, Sonali Perera

Label
No Country : working-class writing in the age of globalization
Title
No Country
Title remainder
working-class writing in the age of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Sonali Perera
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can there be a novel of the international working class despite the conditions and constraints of economic globalization? What does it mean to invoke working-class writing as an ethical intervention in an age of comparative advantage and outsourcing? No Country argues for a rethinking of the genre of working-class literature. Sonali Perera expands our understanding of working-class fiction by considering a range of international texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages often overlooked by Eurocentric and postcolonial 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 anticolonial writer Mulk Raj Anand; the American proletarian writer Tillie Olsen; Sri Lankan Tamil/Black British writer and political journalist Ambalavaner Sivanandan; Indian writer and bonded-labor activist Mahasweta Devi; South African-born Botswanan Bessie Head; and the fiction and poetry published under the collective signature Dabindu, a group of free-trade-zone garment factory workers and feminist activists in contemporary Sri Lanka. Articulating connections across the global North-South divide, Perera creates a new genealogy of working-class writing as world literature and transforms the ideological underpinnings casting literature as cultural practice. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perera, Sonali
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.L22
LC item number
P47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class writings
  • Working class in literature
  • Literature
  • Working class
  • Working class writings
Label
No Country : working-class writing in the age of globalization, Sonali Perera
Instantiates
Publication
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: 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
Control code
841227440
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780231151948
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013012758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841227440
Label
No Country : working-class writing in the age of globalization, Sonali Perera
Publication
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: 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
Control code
841227440
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780231151948
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013012758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841227440

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