Working Class Studies

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Renny Christopher, Lisa Orr, Linda Strom
Feminist Press at CUNY, 1998 - Social Science - 256 pages
This vital and engaging collection expands and builds upone Women's Studies Quarterly's groundbreaking 1995 volume, honored with an award from the Council of Editor's of Learned Journals. The poetry, testimony, analysis, history, and theory collected here, which includes works by Patti See and Janet Zandy, not only suggests connective threads for understanding working-class experiences and literatures but also explores intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class. Such explorations are arranged around the issue's four themes: family, education, the workplace, and identity. From South African sexual relationships, to teaching Medieval studies to working-class students, to the politics of a deaf workers' publication, to poems written in prison, this issue testifies to the growing depth and scope of working-class studies. Essential reading for all interested in the field, this issue offers an anvaluable framework for discussing working-class literature, culture, and artistic production, while also attending to the material conditions of working class peoples' lives.
 

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Contents

Use the Broken Things poem
13
Resistance to Stereotypes in Dorothy Allisons Bastard out of Carolina
15
Counting Tips
26
My Mother According to Me poem
27
Taking Apart
29
Teaching Medieval Studies in the WorkingClass Classroom
42
Print Publication and the Laboring Deaf Body
56
Fiction by Jack London Agnes Smedley and Valerie Miner and New Scholarship by Carol Whitehill and Janet Zandy
75
You with the Stars in Your Eyes
195
An Essay
197
The Silent Psychology
202
Lessons in Critical Literacy from WorkingClass Women
216
Traveling Working Class
228
A Foremother of Contemporary WorkingClass Studies
243
Remembrance for Constance Coiner and Ana DuarteCoiner Memorial Gathering Pacific Palisades California October 6 1996
245
From Diana Hume George professor of English and womens studies at Penn State University at Erie Behrend College For Constance and Anas Memo...
251

WorkingClass Identity in the Academy
93
Two Novels About Women in the Textile Trades Call the Darkness Light by Nancy Zaroulis and Folly by Maureen Brady
98
Blood on the Carpet
113
The Logic of Class Formation in Life in the Iron Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis
116
Contemporary WorkingClass Poets on the Triangle Fire
137
K B Gildens Between the Hills and the Sea and the Rethinking of WorkingClass Culture Consciousness and Activism
159
Teaching Labor History Through Song
180
Remarks from the Gathering to Celebrate the Lives of Constance Coiner and Ana DuarteCoiner Binghamton New York October 5 1996
252
From Lisa Orr visiting assistant professor of English at Utica College of Syracuse University
255
Dedication of the Youngstown State University WorkingClass Studies Conference 1997
256
Newsbriefs
260
Calls for Papers for Forthcoming Issues of Womens Studies Quarterly
264
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