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The nature of working-class literature: an ecofeminist critique, /

Show simple item record DeGenaro, William. en_US Youngstown State University. Criminal Justice Dept. en_US 2011-01-31T14:20:37Z 2019-09-08T02:29:31Z 2011-01-31T14:20:37Z 2019-09-08T02:29:31Z 1998 en_US 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.other b18078989 en_US
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dc.description iii,76 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Youngstown State University, 1998. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves ). en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years, literary scholars have begun to distrust, challenge, and expand the canon, which formerly limited students of literature to the study of dead, white, upperclass male writers. In addition to contemporary writers, women writers and writers of color, the academy has begun to study writers who come from and/or represent the causes of the working-class. This sub-genre has served a tranformative, political function, and scholars, aided by the writings of Marx, have rightly recognized the class and gender issues that are often explicit in the texts. Another oppressed "other" is also present in several important texts of working-class fiction and poetry: the environment. Much working-class literature captures the abuse of the Earth, alongside the abuses of workers and of women, and scholars of working-class studies have yet to explore this literary territory. In this thesis, I propose an ecofeminist way of reading working-class literature that recognizes this additional "other." An ecofeminist reading seeks to avoid setting up a hierarchy of oppressions. As ecofeminist critic Patrick Murphy has noted, ecofeminism places multiple abuses in the global context of the relationships human beings have with the natural world. So I examine the ways nature is both oppressed and empowered in working-class literature; how the authors portray the ecology alongside issues of class and gender; and to the unique, sometimes contradictory ways nature is aligned with the feminine. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by William DeGenaro. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Master's Theses no. 0603 en_US
dc.subject.classification Master's Theses no. 0603 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Theses (Master's) en_US
dc.title The nature of working-class literature: an ecofeminist critique, / en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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