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Troublemakers : power, representation, and the fiction of the mass worker

Author: William Scott; American Literatures Initiative.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012.
Series: American literatures initiative
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Scott's Troublemakers explores how a major change in the nature and forms of working-class power affected novels about U.S. industrial workers in the first half of the twentieth century. With the rise of mechanization and assembly-line labor from the 1890s to the 1930s, these laborers found that they had been transformed into a class of "mass" workers who, since that time, have been seen alternately as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Scott, William, 1968-
Troublemakers.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011010861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Scott; American Literatures Initiative.
OCLC Number: 785785257
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: The making of the mass worker. The powerless worker and the failure of political representation : "the lowest and most degraded of human beasts"; The empowered worker and the technological representation of capital : "out of this furnace, this metal." Part two: Strategy and structure at the point of production. The disempowering worker and the aesthetic representation of industrial unionism: "I am the book that has no end!" ; The powerful worker and the demand for economic representation: "they planned to use their flesh, their bones, as a barricade" --
Conclusion: Making trouble on a global scale.
Series Title: American literatures initiative
Other Titles: Power, representation, and the fiction of the mass worker
Responsibility: William Scott.

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Explores how a major change in the nature and forms of working-class power affected novels about U.S. industrial workers in the first half of the twentieth century.  Read more...

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