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Knowing your place : rural identity and cultural hierarchy

Author: Barbara Ching; Gerald W Creed
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Bringing together noted anthropologists and literary scholars, Knowing Your Place explores rural identity in a number of cultures and situations. Essays examine the distinction between popular and high culture, the explosion of high technology, the impact of environmental policy, the role of labor in the global marketplace, museum representations, and postcolonial politics. Throughout, the essays address the many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ching; Gerald W Creed
ISBN: 0415915449 9780415915441 0415915457 9780415915458
OCLC Number: 35001892
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Recognizing rusticity : identity and the power of place / Gerald W. Creed and Barbara Ching --
Rurality and "racial" landscapes in Trinidad / Aisha Khan --
"Is it true what they say about Dixie?" : Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and rural/urban exchange in modern African-American literature / William J. Maxwell --
"Ain't it funny how time slips away?" : talk, trash, and technology in a Texas "redneck" bar / Aaron A. Fox --
"Campesinos" and "técnicos" : new peasant intellectuals in Central American politics / Marc Edelman --
Class, gender, and the rural in James Joyce's "The dead" / Elizabeth A. Sheehan --
The roman du terroir au féminin in Quebec : Guèvremont's and Blais' re-visioning of a rural tradition / Beatrice Guenther --
Rurality, rusticity, and contested identity politics in Brittany / David Maynard --
The rise and fall of "peasantry" as a culturally constructed national elite in Israel / Susan H. Lees --
The alpine landscape in Australian mythologies of ecology and nation / Michèle D. Dominy.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Ching and Gerald W. Creed.
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Directing groundbreaking attention to the role of rural and urban places in identity construction, this book is written to redress the longstanding neglect and denigration of the rural and the  Read more...

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