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The mainstream and the movement

Tom Woodin

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century: Literature, culture and community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091117
eISBN:
9781526139023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091117.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Working class writing workshops were infused with a sectarian spirit of being alternative and they actively challenged elitism in favour of a participatory ethic. A national debate flared up over the ... More


Electronic Literature Organization Chats on LinguaMOO

Deena Larsen

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

On LinguaMOO, hosted at the University of Texas at Dallas from circa 1999 to 2003, the author conducted a series of online chats from her apartment in Colorado -- at first, on her own, and then ... More


Art and Freedom in the Era of “The Church of Your Choice”

Una M. Cadegan

in All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines efforts by Catholics to influence the content of American popular culture, such as motion pictures and all-fiction “pulp” magazines. It first discusses the perceptions of ... More


Modernizing Decency: Citizens for Decent Literature and Covert Catholic Activism in Cold War America

Whitney Strub

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Charles Keating, an ambitious young Cincinnati lawyer, founded Citizens for Decent Literature (CDL) in 1955. Though the social origins of CDL were rooted in Cincinnati’s conservative Catholic ... More


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