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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-class subject to a sense of self-worth without subordination. This article contends that in these classic pieces of British working-class literature Sillitoe sketches—in a sequential and incremental manner—a “strategy of refusal” of the conditions of incorporation defined by postwar capitalism...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., resplendent, revolutionary moments in national labor histories as the neces- sary paradigms of defining periods and disciplinary norms. In her project focusing on the cultural politics of non-metropolitan working class literature, Perera turns instead, to the struggles of the everyday, especially...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 June 2006
... audiences, and by Constantine 192-231, which examines the Empire Marketing Board's failure to capture the working-class consumer. LONDON A TO Z 111 of travel writing,3 tourist literature has increasingly been treated as a powerful form...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 319–342.
Published: 01 December 2017
... communications industries do not exactly rely on their content and methods upon the class of New York intellectuals, yet journalism and televi- sion show its effects.  — Lionel Trilling, Beyond Culture I don’t like doing television work, partly...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 339–351.
Published: 01 September 2000
...-class, of color, and women), are not so much empowered as rendered docile citizens—that is a key point of Aronowitz and Giroux's book. Conceived heroically by them as public intellectuals, teachers must work against the grain to extend democracy by opening literacy beyond the Great Books to both...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... – 75 . ———. 1996 . “Jean Toomer's Washington and the Politics of Class: From ‘Blue Veins’ to Seventh Street Rebels.” Modern Fiction Studies 42 . 2 : 289 – 321 . Fowler Alastair . 1982 . Kinds of Literature: An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes . Cambridge, MA...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 19–38.
Published: 01 April 2017
...” (in the looser sense that includes the forebears of statistics and computer science: Venn’s frequentist prob- ability and George Boole’s logical operators). Wai Chee Dimock’s work provides a compelling case study for comparing dynamic genres to the problem of reference classes. I take it as shorthand...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Middle- Class. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. In A Political Economy of Modernism, the third book of Ronald Schleifer s tril- ogy on forms of experience and knowledge in the modernist era, after Modernism and Time (2000) and Modernism and Popular Music (2011), the author offers a complex...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography , 1980 May ; 52 ( 2 ): 194 - 223 . Berlin Ira . “ Preface .” Power and Culture: Essays on the American Working Class . Pantheon Books : New York , 1987 . Brecher Jeremy . Strike! South End Press : Boston 1972/1999...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 201–217.
Published: 01 July 2017
... has used Kiva loans to expand his business, “benefiting not just his own family, but his entire neighborhood” (5). For Harris, Mohammed’s tale of hard work and class mobil- ity reminds him of his own father. Harris tells Mohammed as much through a translator and adds that he understands...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 575–598.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., the lower classes subscribe to the American dream at the same time that they are thwarted. Finding that "hard work is not always enough, [they] are blocked from upward mobility, become frustrated, and are more likely than others to turn to crime in an effort to get ahead" (qtd. in Trujillo 36...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 283–307.
Published: 01 June 2002
... have been professedly written" (qtd. in Hauserman 68). Introducing characters culled from the middling classes, she cast these farmers and "mechanics" in roles liberal reformers would like them to play, urging them to betray any class allegiances and to work and co-operate with employers...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Steele, the teacher of my high school class Terse Verse, a very eccentric man, not trained as an English teacher but passionately attached to Emily Dickinson, William Blake, and a handful of New Yorker poets, especially Richard Wilbur and May Swenson. Mr. Steele’s tastes, that is, were orthodox...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... “an extension of social conflictuality to a wide range of areas” but also made evident the crisis in the “whole conception of socialism which rests upon the ontological centrality of the working class, upon the role of Revolution, with a capital ‘r,’ as the founding moment in the transition from one...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of historicized aesthetic appears more explicitly in Bowen’s work from the 1940s with the class leveling and redistribution of wealth that occurred in Britain during and after World War II.29 Her earlier, more regional novel, however, is of its own moment: certainly his- 28. See Hepburn 2008, 3...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
...: Technology and Women's Employment , edited by Hartmann Heidi I. Kraut Robert E. Tilly Louise , vol. 2 , 63 – 97 . Washington, DC : National Academy . ———. 1992 . Beyond the Typewriter: Gender, Class, and the Origins of Modern American Office Work, 1900 – 1930 . Urbana : University...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 135–158.
Published: 01 July 2016
... contributes to this portrayal of competing traditions. First, it has a certain frankness concerning the class struggle that shapes such competition. Second, it adds two figures, the antiquarian and the scientist, who in Lovecraft’s mature work attempt to mediate the relation of past to present and so...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 269–298.
Published: 01 June 2012
... such as the Ambroses, the Dalloways, and St. John Hirst, literature is interdependent with a mercantile, classed, and imperial world. Subverting the Politics of Literature These subtle but persuasive evocations of the place of literature on the Euphro- syne suggest that, for Woolf, education and indeed...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 June 2002
... (the class): in logical terms, the "hermeneutic circle," and in methodologi- cal terms, the induction/ deduction debate.1 Not only poststructuralists have complained that the participation of an individual work in some genre or genres never amounts to belonging (Derrida 'Some critics...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 127–140.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., single, working class males who labored as plantation workers in Hawaii and as migrant laborers in agricultural and canning industries in California and the Pacific Northwest and many of whom stayed in the U.S. The most sustained discussion of pensionados in Filipino American Studies focuses...