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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Rekha Rosha American Literature and the Free Market, 1945–2000 , by Clune Michael W. , Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 220 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Rekha Rosha Price Blind: the Economics of Non-Recognition in Post-modern Literature and Culture American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Danielle Christmas In William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner , and the responses to his novels, two contrasting discourses emerge: a commitment to the idea that histories of slavery and the Holocaust can be explained by economic motives, on one hand, and, on the other, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... editorial discourse such as advertising and marketing surveys, this essay argues that the masochistic fantasies of self-shattering featured in Grove’s publications allowed its imagined audience of professional-managerial class radicals to appear to transcend their economic positions. In the pages of Grove...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 141–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... that the poet could be wrong, that money is not a form of dazzling magic? Or are poems machines for making poets’ opinions true? Is this what poetic form does? These questions arise in relation to explicit poetic statements about economic topics. Poets like Ashbery create a different set of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... mattered. And the point of invoking the rise of economic inequality (rather than, say, the mainstreaming of affirmative action in 19784 or the quadrupling of the number of creative writing programs between 1975 and 19845 or the rise of legal immigration from 385,000 in 1975 to 1,826,000 in 19916...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... preponderance of England surely disappear. (Selected Letters 125) The letter registers an understanding of the centrality of economics to the so-called “Irish Question.” As Dominic Manganiello argues, by en- dorsing Arthur Griffith’s Sinn Féin movement, which sought to counter British...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... rapidly than their wagon advances toward town, the Bundrens use language in an attempt to make sense of altered realities. 5 The novel suggests that the economic difficulties faced by small farmers like the Bundrens, together with the strict codes of social decorum that structure their lives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 132 Review readers to accept Pound’s self-assessment as a world-class genius capable not only of reinventing poetic practice and creating a modern epic but also of guiding his contemporaries with his political and economic wis­ dom. A biography, one would think, should delve into the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... hiding so they could cut water pipes, and telephone and electric cables, thereby sabotaging the communications and sanitation of the cities. Highly sensitive and important areas of economic, cultural, and commercial activity, such as Wall Street and Rock- efeller Center...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... metafictional play, the irresponsible aesthetic of a dominant class of cultural producers in an era when political-economic solutions seemed nowhere to be found and cultural production seemed divorced from any larger forms of political struggle. If this refrain sounds familiar, it should: it closely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
... default stimulus during severe economic downturns). In the long term, as the newly elected Obama signaled in his speeches, something more structural needed to change: the times demanded tighter regulation of financial markets, a strengthening of social safety nets in the form of health-care reform...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 193–216.
Published: 01 June 2008
... equality.4 The two principles seem to be at cross-purposes, Fraser observes, in that recognition involves positively valuing difference, whereas redistribution equates economic difference with deprivation and, accordingly, aims at eliminating this particular difference (42).Wai Chee Dimock...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 1960s through the mid-1970s, where she imagines a global future that not only reflects worldwide economic, political, and so- cial developments that actually occurred but also constitutes a significant turn in the vital and increasingly mainstream field of narratives similarly preoccupied with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
... figured as a misalignment between what people want and what corporations have been allowed to do. There are no intractable economic conflicts here: not between workers and owners, not between rich and poor, not even between “stakeholders” and “shareholders.” In fact, this narrative logic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... economic and political injuries of racism to one that equates ending racism with eliminating racial reference within juridical discourse and public policy. (10) Whereas the racial liberalism of the post-World War II era endorsed the defunct idea that racial injustice could be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... Although Cather suppressed the economics of tourism in her arti­ cle, on some level she must have recognized that the ruins—which she Twentieth-Century Literature 48.4 Winter 2002 393 Paula Kot represents as preserving “like a fly in amber” (84) a “human record” (85) of an organic relationship to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
... economic growth and draws explicit connections between capitalist-imperial expansion at the colonial periphery and the aesthetics of the metropolitan core. Linking the plantation Caribbean with Euro- pean metropoles, her work investigates the coerced cosmopolitanisms that arise in imperial contexts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... relationship between early twentieth-century Fordism and late twentieth-century post-Fordism. Revealing the Fordist substratum that continues to operate (albeit in a displaced and generally invisible way) in our post-Fordist moment, Breu posits a continuity in the twentieth century’s economic development and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... development with the goal of delivering us from unruly childhoods to orderly and predictable adulthoods” (3). At the same time, Halberstam does not suggest such dangerous failures as failing to pursue economic security. Despite its broad argument with “norms” of “human development,” that is, The Queer Art of...