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Working Class Represent

Author : Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
ISBN : 9781935904731
Genre : Poetry
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In her third collection of poetry, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz celebrates the ups and downs of being a poet with a day job. Whether exulting the mundaneness of office life ("Rules of Slack"), musing about hidden perks of college poetry gigs ("Ode to College Cafeterias") or hilariously defending the use of humor in poetry ("To the Guy Who Said that Funny Poetry Ain't Poetry"), this book continues Aptowicz's tradition of witty, honest and idiosyncratic work. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's poems about her working class roots are so entertaining, so poignant, so perfectly incisive, that I almost wish I didn't have a trust fund! - Taylor Mali, The Last Time As We Are ...Cristin's voice is authentically hers. Cristin is better than any robot that vacuums your floor, better than any natural or artificial sweetener. She is better than most tables, which tend to wobble after a while. -John S. Hall, author/musician King Missile

Teaching Working Class

Author : Sherry Lee Linkon
ISBN : 1558491880
Genre : Education
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Since the 1970s, working-class individuals have made up an increasing proportion of students enrolled in institutions of higher education. At the same time, working-class studies has emerged as a new academic discipline, updating a long tradition of scholarship on labor history and proletarian literature to include discussions of working-class culture, intersections of class with race and ethnicity, and studies of the representation of the working class in popular culture. These developments have generated new ideas about teaching that incorporate both a sensitivity to the working-class roots of many students and the inclusion of course content informed by an awareness of class culture. This volume brings together nineteen essays that offer innovative approaches to a class-conscious pedagogy. Although the contributors represent several fields -- including English, history, labor studies, literature, speech communication, and American studies -- they are united by the conviction that class matters in all kinds of courses. Their essays provide models for interdisciplinary teaching as well as guidance, encouragement, and insight for those wishing to incorporate class into their courses.

The Ethics Of Working Class Autobiography

Author : Elizabeth Bidinger
ISBN : 9780786425761
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The ethical dimension of autobiography is emerging as an important area of study. Scholars now recognize that an autobiography must be read with an element of caution since it represents not so much the literal truth as the author's perception of people and events, a perspective sometimes unflattering to those portrayed. Focusing on the ethics of autobiography, this volume analyzes the works of four writers who spent much of their youth in working-class circumstances yet became highly educated intellectual professionals. It examines the ways in which each author confronts his or her past and how the authors represent their working-class family members. Texts discussed are Growing Up by Russell Baker (1982), Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman (1984), A Woman in Amber by Agate Nesaule (1995) and Clear Springs by Bobbie Ann Mason (1999). Each work recounts the author's struggle with a particular societal element such as gender, race, class division or region. While Baker's memoir provides an example of positive, balanced characterizations of working-class relatives, the texts by Wideman, Nesaule and Mason illustrate the ethical pitfalls in portraying less powerful family members in one's life story. An overview of trends in working-class autobiography and a brief survey regarding the critical reception of each work are included.

American Working Class Literature

Author : Nicholas Coles
ISBN : 0195144562
Genre : Literary Criticism
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America's workers have been singing, reciting, performing, telling stories, writing, and publishing for more than three centuries. Ranging from early colonial times to the present, American Working-Class Literature presents more than 300 literary texts that exemplify this tradition. It demonstrates how American working people live, labor, struggle, express themselves, and give meaning to their experiences both inside and outside of the workplace. The only book of its kind, this groundbreaking anthology includes work not only by the industrial proletariat but also by slaves and unskilled workers, by those who work unpaid at home, and by workers in contemporary service industries. As diverse in race, gender, culture, and region as America's working class itself, the selections represent a wide range of genres including fiction, poetry, drama, memoir, oratory, journalism, letters, oral history, and songs. Works by little-known or anonymous authors are included alongside texts from such acclaimed writers as Frederick Douglass, Upton Sinclair, Tillie Olsen, Philip Levine, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Leslie Marmon Silko. A rich selection of contemporary writing includes Martin Espada's poem "Alabanza" about the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. American Working-Class Literature is organized chronologically into seven sections that highlight key historical and cultural developments in working-class life. The book is enhanced by an editors' introduction, section introductions, and individual head notes for each selection that provide biographical and historical context. A timeline of working-class history, rich illustrations, sidebars, reading lists, and a bibliography of critical commentary are also included. This unique volume is ideal for courses in American literature, cultural and working-class studies, and labor history.

Working Class Suburb

Author : Bennett M. Berger
Genre : Automobile industry workers
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A New Theory Of The Working Class Toward A Poststructuralist Postmodernist Theory Of The Representation Of Working Class Individuals In Literature

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ISBN : 9780549627265
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This dissertation attempts to expose and remedy the underlying reductionism, essentialism, and the stereotyping of the working class inherent in the parameters of the study as it now stands by those who attempt to define a corpus of literature and authors while accusing others of reductionism, essentialism, and stereotyping. This dissertation proposes to move beyond the totalizing Marxist prototype of class to the construction of a poststructuralist, postmodernist literary theory centered around a working class persona based on cognitive, sociological, prototype, agency, identity, and theories of narrativity.

Gospels And Grit

Author : Rob Breton
ISBN : 9780802038883
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the literary representations of work and labour in the Victorian works of Carlyle, and the 20th century writings of Conrad and Orwell.

Britain In The 19th Century

Author : Howard Martin
ISBN : 0174350627
Genre : Great Britain
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Challenging History encourages your students to take responsibility for their own learning through individual research. It motivates your students with accessible and attractive layouts, clear vocabulary and text which engages their interest, providing them with intellectual and analytical challenges. Evidence sections, talking points and well structured activities encourage students to think deeply about the issues presented to them. Covering all key aspects of European history, the Challenging History series provides a wealth of information from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.


Author : John Scott
ISBN : 0415147182
Genre : Social Science
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Class and status are both foundational themes in the study of sociology. John Scott brings together the central theoretical contributions to the debate on class and status as aspects of stratification. Using a selection of seminal pieces and commentaries on the classics, it raises central issues, for example the distinction between class and status, which are then examined by leading authorities.

The Parliamentary Debates

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ISBN : MINN:31951D010695999
Genre : Great Britain
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