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Published: 24 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387206-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8720-6
Published: 13 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388593-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8859-3
... introduction White Trash as Social Difference Groups, Boundaries, and Inequalities Let us hope that we never grow so sanctimonious that we cannot listen to the mean things people say. They are our data. —everett c...
Published: 13 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388593-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8859-3
... chapter one Lubbers, Crackers, and Poor White Trash Borders and Boundaries in the Colonies andtheEarlyRepublic They are devoured by musketas all summer and have agues every spring and fall, which corrupt all the...
Published: 13 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388593-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8859-3
... chapter three ‘‘Three Generations of Imbeciles Are Enough’’ American Eugenics and Poor White Trash Our laws, which were made to regulate the lives of normal people, do not touch the degenerate problemCertainlythetimehascome for us as an...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... This essay argues that “trash” is a key category for understanding processes of cultural devaluation and decapitalization. It investigates what it frames as despised forms in a specific literary archive: the vast production of Caribbean pulp fiction published in the post-WWII period. Examining...
Published: 24 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387206-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8720-6
... CHAPTER 2 BLOOD WILL TELL: THE NATIONALIZATION OF WHITE TRASH The Jooks and the Kelly-Cooks have been milking turnkeys and...
Published: 24 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387206-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8720-6
... CHAPTER 3 UNPOPULAR CULTURE: THE CASE OF WHITE TRASH What is white trash? This question is easily posed and perhaps too easily...
Published: 24 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387206-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8720-6
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By Pete Sigal
Published: 01 November 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394860-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9486-0
...≤ 2 ≤ TRASH In 1589, in the small town of Chihuatzinco on the outskirts of central Mexico, a Catholic priest, Bartolomé López, attempted to seduce the never-named wife of an indigenous commoner, Miguel Hernández. Six years later, Miguel, with the help of a notary, wrote a petition in...
Published: 03 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390190-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9019-0
...M aT T H i l l s Para-Paracinema  The Friday the 13th Film Series as Other to Trash and Legitimate Film Cultures will argue in this chapter that academic accounts of “trash” ​Icinema can be read as overemphasizing trash’s opposition...
Published: 03 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376644-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7664-4
... INTRODUCTION Trash Talk Gender as an Analytic on Reality Television brenda r. weber The Kardashians, exactly. If you look at...
Published: 04 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393870-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9387-0
... “my skin is it startin’ to work to my benefit now?”  h 4 Eminem’s White Trash Aesthetic White people find it very difficult to live in an environment they don’t control.—coleman young, mayor of Detroit 1974–1993, quoted in Clemens, Made in...
Published: 25 February 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383772-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8377-2
... FOUR ‘‘Beyond the Critics’ Reach John Waters and the Trash Aesthetic In the closing moments of director JohnWaters’s 1998 feature film Pecker, a character jubilantly shouts out a toast to a gathered party: ‘‘To the end of irony This...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396413-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9641-3
...• CHAPTER 17 SVETLANA BOYM FROM THE TOILET TO THE MUSEUM: MEMORY AND METAMORPHOSIS OF SOVIET TRASH Kitsch, in a celebrated aphorism of Milan Kundera, "is a stopover between being and oblivion." I At the end of the era, kitschy souvenirs from the past...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396024-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9602-4
...SEVEN • Tragedy and Trash: Yiddish Theater and Queer Theater, Henry James, Charles Ludlam, Ethyl Eichelberger Not knowing whether to laugh or cry is a classic affective dilemma. The mixed sense of pain, absurdity, and ridiculousness that has been the com• mon emotional lot of...
Published: 22 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375944-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7594-4
... THE PLASTISPHERE 5 Trash on the Beach IN JUNE 2010, A NEW HOTEL opened in Rome to the cheers of a large and boisterous crowd. It was a most unusual hotel, consisting of only three rooms and two baths, with a long list of...
Published: 28 September 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002505-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0250-5
Published: 13 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388593
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8859-3
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385844-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8584-4
...Crackers and Whackers: The White Trashing of Porn constance penley White Trash Theory Before getting into my topic—porn’s predilection for white trash looks *and tastes—I want to say something about the benefits to one’s theoretical formation that can accrue from growing up white...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... multiple kinds of Pacific connections and commonalities among North America, Aotearoa, and Austronesian Taiwan, this chapter opens up Pacific pathways and islands as locations of archipelagic American Studies. This essay argues that “trash” is a key category for understanding processes of cultural...