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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... attention, have begun to fade as early as 1977 when the (relative) income equality that had prevailed since the end of the war began turning into the stunning rise in inequality that has prevailed ever since. In 1984, for example, when Jameson published, “Postmodernism: the Cultural Logic of Late...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... organizer Lee Gordon of Lonely Crusade (1947), armed revolution against white America emerges in the later novel as the new, apocalyptic plan for solving the entrenched problem of inequality; it succeeds what we could term Gordon’s “Plan A” of active, and ultimately self-sacrificing, participation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... “third space,” she articulates how the destitute shape and claim their own spaces, and thereby themselves in the world. With Lefebvre’s aid, the book explores how Caribbean literature, with its common use of spatial symbols, highlights material inequities by way of the social, economic, psychological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... marginalized Americans. Those relatively few pages also tend to be among his most wooden. Howells’s true gifts for empathic depiction emerge in his nuanced and unusually candid portrayals of liberal middle-class re­ sponses to socioeconomic inequality. He does illustrate, as Petrie suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the end of the Cold War led to the ascendancy of identity that has distracted 99 Samuel Cohen us from attention to economic inequality (his real beef here)—but also the willful contrariness of the book’s narrative of literary history and the readings of individual literary works that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
... works like Harry Harrison’s Make Room, Make Room and John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar. While current discussions about overpopula- tion have become less alarmist, focused as they are on “social and gender 424 Review inequality, migration, and racial discrimination” as key to understand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Muslims operating under the yoke of crude patriarchy and gender inequality, the trope of Muslims’ putative theological obsession with eschatology, and finally, that of the terrorist figure. Nash organizes the development of these tropes by means of a genealogical framework, tracking the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... “repressed” class politics of the movement. And yet this uncanny other also invokes the LA Riots and thereby the long history of racial- ized class inequality in the United States. Smith, the text reminds us, is foregrounded due to his familiar face, but he is one of many “men like Chaym Smith” in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... revolu­ tionaries who lionized Thomas Paine than those who, imprisoning him for his later opposition to the Terror, were imprisoned still in outmoded conceptions. Barging the Duke and Dauphin into Huck’s utopia of two, Twain targeted Continental social inequality and savaged the decadent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... philosophy, and Bush administra­ tion responses to terrorism. Who one is, how one responds affectively, has taken precedence over what one believes, which in turn “disarticulates difference from disagreement” (Shape 181), which in turn makes us ignore concrete socioeconomic inequalities. For...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 June 2012
... inequity, violence, and oppression to a formally attentive consideration of the shame that is both constitutive of the contemporary writer’s attempt to articulate the legacies of colonialism and revealing of his or her complicity in the forces of inequality and imperial self-assertion he or she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Power thinking in the 1970s. As Singh observes, the King-centered “account of the civil rights era has become central to a civic mythology of racial progress in late twentieth-century America” (2004, 5) that tends to ignore persisting economic inequality. Hall concurs, noting of highly visible Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... middle-class idiom, that of the libertarian frontier. His postwar remodel- ing of this frontier relegates important public issues, most importantly the contestation of social inequality, to the logic of the marketplace. Naked Lunch’s model of erotic freedom in the periphery of the world system...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... powerful class of oligarchs who reaped most of the benefits of the transitions ( Klein 2007 ). The dramatic economic, political, and social consequences of these rapid changes included an unprecedented rise in inequality, falling life expectancies and birth rates, declining living standards, and widespread...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 377–398.
Published: 01 September 2012
... else’s suffering” (4). Compassion endows the compassionate subject with the pleasure of means, that is, the capacity to endow or withhold. Consequently, there is an “undertone” (Berlant 9) to compassion, since the relationship relies on inequality. There is always the possibility of denial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... The two dominant modes of comparison, generally speaking, are the world-system model, which emphasizes power inequities through its center/periphery binary, and the circulation model, which emphasizes how texts travel and interact with one another outside of a binary worldview. Susan Stanford Friedman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... numbered among her mentors, Woolf reacted to the inequities residual in Europe after the Great War and analyzed, Cassandra- like, patriarchal and authoritarian forces that inadvertently colluded with the rise of fascism in Europe during the 1930s. Never had the causes of freedom, democracy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... ideological, rather than merely aesthetic, practice: The point was not to choose between realism and modernism, but to use any technique that was likely to shake up readers and direct them toward the serious questions of the times, among which class inequality and racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., literature. After making a case for the gender inequity constitutive of copyright law’s proprietary construction of authorship, creativity, and readership, 169Twentieth-Century Literature 58.1 Spring 2012 169 Mitchum Huehls Irr discusses the novels of four contemporary women writers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... facto segrega- tion, neo-segregation narratives have adopted bitemporal fields of vision as a way to reflect, swap, and undermine the relationship between nominal equality and lived inequality.” In a potentially demanding portion of the introduction, Norman articulates his need to employ a...