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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... achieved within present institutions” (97). Brown’s activist turn in Revolt, however, is less a rejection than a realization of the principles that inspired the Legal Services program. Although in quitting Legal Services Oscar/Brown rejects the routine concerns of welfare clients with which most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... History of the Welfare State (2007), which makes a parallel case for narratives involving successful upwardly mobile protagonists. Robbins argues that literary figurations of the social safety net often emerge from what we might consider an unlikely place: the upward mobility narra- tive, which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to educational responsibility at the state level— as in Robbins’s suggestion that academics adopt “some version of the slogan ‘from the people who brought you the social welfare state’” (“Village” 21)—Wells’s further mod­ ification might extend the slogan to a kind of social welfare...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the American dream. Similarly, Scheingold’s selected English examples demonstrate “how and with what consequences the shortcomings of the welfare state intrude into the lives of the affluent and the afflicted in Ian McEwan’s Saturday [(2005 the working class in Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... “a Socialistic police state similar to England, and not too different from Russia” (Letters 57). He finishes off this 1949 letter to Ginsberg by declaring “Believe me socialism and communism are synonymous, and both unmitigated evil, and the Welfare State is a Trojan Horse” (58). In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 526–530.
Published: 01 December 2008
...” of appeasement. MacKay’s chapters on Green and Waugh similarly enrich our sense of their resistance to the coming postwar welfare state, a society that, she argues, served as the social vindication of literary modernism even as it threatened the rentier privilege that had made modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... sympathize with her plight, but we can’t share her sense of bewilderment. She may not know why Claudio is doing this, but we do—and we don’t like it. And so it goes with the other characters. We’re interested in their words, feelings, and actions—we’re concerned for their welfare, imaginary beings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
... their measures “contribute to the welfare of the governed” (16). That this same premise is shared by those in positions of power and those who seek to hold them accountable also highlights the (ostensibly) “post-ideological” quality of this type of poli- tics. No longer contesting “who governs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
...-century Jewish Americans, both in their successful use of capitalism to improve their material conditions and in their commitment to collective action to improve the lives of the disenfranchised, “proved instrumental” in the crafting of “social welfare programs” and “in the transformation of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... entitled to, but things that are required of you, as well. This is precisely the idea of membership in a democratic state that Walzer describes in Spheres of Justice: “Every set of officials,” he writes, “is at least putatively committed to the provision of security and welfare; every set of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Szalay, Michael. New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2001. 581 ...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Lee turns in this direction indicates, I think, a salutary exhaustion with the rhetoric of individual sufficiency that flourished during the Cold War but— as its ongoing pertinence makes clear—was not determined by this contest so much as by the push to eliminate the welfare state as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., political parties, and welfare associations replace primordial communities led by charismatic chiefs or prophets; and the desire for modernization replaces retrograde magical movements to restore a lost golden age” (9), her privileging of the writings of the literate elite inadvertently reproduces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... beginning of the tax revolt, the government of the United States . . . has been positively rushing to divest itself of answerability for care to its charges. (141) There is, after all, no more expansive system of centralized government surveillance and control than the welfare state...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
... welfare into the hands of the “great gentlemen” whom Stevens has served. In contrast, Smith fails to reconcile the inherent hypocrisy. The demo­ cratic ideals that Smith has worked so diligently to uphold (“Dignity’s something every man and woman in this country can strive for” [186...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
...; the Animal Welfare League in Grahamstown is stripped of funding and staffed entirely by volunteers. With the dismantling of apartheid, and Land Af- 599 Deirdre Coleman fairs resettling Africans on their lands with the assistance of grants, white farmers like Lucy and her German...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... geopolitics: her texts offer not only an earlier but a more searching account of how and why, even without the specter of a massively powerful external enemy, modern societies fail to guarantee basic welfare for their citizens. However, by forecasting a world in crisis and rippling with strife, where...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... capitalist modernity” ( Atanasoski and Vora 2018 : 150), which enabled the arrival of capitalist and neoliberal policies that had already been unevenly implemented in other parts of Europe and the United States. By the late 1980s, Eastern Bloc countries had enjoyed relatively high levels of social welfare...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in Capital 229). The association of whiteness with money in its golden incarnation is especially plain in the depiction of the mulatta protagonist of Passing, Clare Kendry. Irene, for example, reflects on Clare’s appearance at a Negro Welfare League dance: Clare, exquisite, golden...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... which enacts our embeddedness in life was already apparent in Disgrace, in David Lurie’s attention to the distressed dogs at the animal welfare clinic, but it finds a celebratory outlet in the imaginary geography of Coetzee’s adopted country. Notes 1. I discuss the (South) African provenance...