Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature Hardback
Edited by Michelle M. Tokarczyk
Part of the Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature series
This book is one of the first collections on a neglected field in American literature: that written by and about the working-class.
Examining literature from the 1850s to the present, contributors use a wide variety of critical approaches, expanding readers' understanding of the critical lenses that can be applied to working-class literature.
Drawing upon theories of media studies, postcolonial studies, cultural geography, and masculinity studies, the essays consider slave narratives, contemporary poetry and fiction, Depression-era newspaper plays, and ethnic American literature.
Depicting the ways that working-class writers render the lives, the volume explores the question of what difference class makes, and how it intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, and geographical location.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 250 pages, 2 Halftones, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/05/2011
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780415885461