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Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is ... More


‘Light green uniforms, white aprons and caps’: Training unemployed women

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Women never seem to have entered the thinking of those who developed and ran government work camps. After the Great War, rising unemployment among women workers led to a number of training programmes ... More


Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

John Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book provides a comprehensive account of work camp movements in Britain before 1939, based on thorough archival research, and on the reminiscences of participants. It starts with their origins in ... More


Speaking of Abjection: White Writing and Black Resistance in Kathryn Stockett’s

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The genre of the white liberal race novel was revived in 2009 by Stockett’s bestseller and its high-profile Hollywood film version. Much controversy broke out over the novel’s depiction of black ... More


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