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Recognition: Queers, Class, and Dorothy Allison

Lisa Henderson

in Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790571
eISBN:
9780814790595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790571.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter draws from the works of Dorothy Allison to track class and queer discourses in cultural reception and how those discourses are mediated by gender, race, and trauma. Allison's works ... More


Dorothy Allison: Revising the “White Trash” Narrative

Emily Langhorne

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the life and work of Dorothy Allison, who knows about growing up “white trash.” Born on April 11, 1949, in Greenville, South Carolina, Allison was “the bastard daughter of a ... More


Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book describes and discusses the work of southern writers who began their careers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They fall into two categories. Some, born into the ... More


From “The Rise of Southern Redneck and White Trash Writers”<sup>1</sup>

Erik Bledsoe

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new generation of southern writers who are giving voice to a different group of southerners, forcing their readers to reexamine long-held stereotypes and ... More


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