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White trash : race and class in America

White trash : race and class in America

Author: Matt Wray; Annalee Newitz
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Poor or marginal whites occupy an uncharted space in recent identity studies, particularly because they do not easily fit the model of whiteness-as-power proposed by many multiculturalist or minority discourses. Associated in mainstream culture with "trashy" kitsch or dangerous pathologies rather than with the material realities of economic life, poor whites are treated as degraded caricatures rather than as real

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Wray; Annalee Newitz
ISBN: 0415916917 9780415916912 0415916925 9780415916929
OCLC Number: 35025850
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Defining and defying stereotypes: Sunset Trailer Park / Allan Bérubé with Florence Bérubé. Name calling : objectifying "poor whites" and "white trash" in Detroit / John Hartigan, Jr. Partners in crime : African Americans and non-slaveholding whites in antebellum Georgia / Timothy J. Lockley. Bloody footprints : reflections on growing up poor white / Roxanne A. Dunbar --
pt. 2. White trash pictures: Crackers and whackers : the white trashing of porn / Constance Penley. White trash girl : the interview / Laura Kipnis with Jennifer Reeder. White savagery and humiliation, or a new racial consciousness in the media / Annalee Newitz. Can whiteness speak? institutional anomies, ontological disasters, and three Hollywood films / Mike Hill --
pt. 3. Producing and consuming poor whites: Trash-o-nomics / Doug Henwood. White trash religion / Matt Wray. Telling stories of "queer white trash" : race, class, and sexuality in the work of Dorothy Allison / Jillian Sandell. Acting naturally : cultural distinction and critiques of pure country / Barbara Ching. The king of white trash culture : Elvis Presley and the aesthetics of excess / Gael Sweeney.
Responsibility: edited by Matt Wray and Annalee Newitz.
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This collection is devoted to exploring stereotypes about the social conditions of poor whites in the United States and comparing these stereotypes with the social reality.  Read more...


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