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James Kelman

Simon Kovesi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070969
eISBN:
9781781701041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

James Kelman is Scotland's most influential contemporary prose artist. This is a book-length study of his groundbreaking novels, analysing and contextualising each in detail. It argues that while ... More


Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Peter Demerath

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Middle- and upper-middle-class students continue to outpace those from less privileged backgrounds. Most attempts to redress this inequality focus on the issue of access to financial resources, but ... More


Race and Culture

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conflicting racial and cultural values that underpin much of the Supreme Court’s decision making in civil rights cases are brought under critical review in this chapter as part of a larger ... More


Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book investigates the ways in which ‘class culture’ characterised English society, and intruded into every aspect of life, during the period from 1918 to the mid-1950s. It demonstrates the ... More


Cultural Subordination Through Cultural Diversity

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Cultural subordination is defined here as the suppression of important black values or folk ways—questions and concerns of keen importance to blacks—in the American mainstream culture. Like juridical ... More


Consuming Italian Americans: Invoking Ethnicity in the Buying and Selling of Guido

Danielle Battisti

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

Guido is a youth subculture originating in New York City’s Italian American neighborhoods. This chapter understands Guido as a collective ethnic subject defined by a signature consumption culture or ... More


‘Our Platform is Broad Enough and our Movement Big Enough’ – The War and Recruits to Labour

David Swift

in For Class and Country: The Patriotic Left and the First World War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940025
eISBN:
9781786944184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940025.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter deals with the question of how the war impacted on Labour’s electoral fortunes after 1918. It considers the post-war influx of Liberals who felt that Labour was now the real home of the ... More


Radical Visions and Consumption: Culture and Leisure Among the Early Twentieth-Century Italian American Left

Marcella Bencivenni

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter identifies the arguments early-twentieth-century Italian socialists and anarchists in the United States elaborated transnationally about the challenges and opportunities the labor ... More


Intimate Inequalities and Curtailed Commitments: The Marriage Gap in a Middle-Class Marriage Culture

Jennifer M. Randles

in Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170307
eISBN:
9780231543170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170307.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes how cultural and economic changes in marriage throughout the twentieth century have created a middle-class marriage culture in which low-income couples are less likely to marry ... More


Italian Doo-Wop: Sense of Place, Politics of Style, and Racial Crossovers in Postwar New York City

Simone Cinotto

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History

Relations between Italian Americans and African Americans have been often tense, marked by racism, competition on the labor and housing market, and occasional violence. In the 1950s and 1960s Italian ... More


The Middlebrows of the Hogarth Press: Rose Macaulay, E. M. Delafield and Cultural Hierarchies in Interwar Britain

Melissa Sullivan

in Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642274
eISBN:
9780748651979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642274.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes a look at the Hogarth Press within the wider landscape of the early twentieth-century women's writing, demonstrating the degree to which the Press's circles intersected with other ... More


Love Crimes

Brian Roberts

in Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reexamines the Five Points Riot as an example of “love crime” racism. That is, the rioters embraced blackface and Jim Crow even during the riot, while engaging in violent attacks against ... More


Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Robert James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the relationship between class and culture in 1930s Britain. Focusing on the reading and cinema-going tastes of the working classes, it combines historical analysis with a close ... More


The Other Side of the Road

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the other sides of the tramp crisis of 1870 in America. The labor press ran sympathetic accounts of un-employed workingmen and followed the time-honored customs of vagrancy law ... More


Accordions and Working-Class Culture along Lake Superior’s South Shore

James P. Leary

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the accordion culture along the south shore of Lake Superior. From the late nineteenth century through the present, the accordion has reigned in the area as the most ubiquitous ... More


Introduction: Forms and Meanings of Working-Class Manhood

Stephen Meyer

in Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter briefly examines the roots and evolution of working-class manhood. It shows how working-class masculine identity had many roots. The relations of social class, gender, race, ... More


Introduction

Matthew Pehl

in The Making of Working-Class Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040429
eISBN:
9780252098840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040429.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter examines the relationship between religion and labor. The biblical reading of Detroit Industrial Mission (DIM) ministers offered a creative and thought-provoking analysis of ... More


Labour market opportunities and welfare-to-work1

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter addresses how residents of the St. Helier estate in south London have experienced the disruption, within their lifetimes, to the class- and gender-specific routes that provided the ... More


From ‘marriage bureau’ to ‘points of view’: changing patterns of advice in teenage magazines: Mirabelle, 1956–77

Melanie Tebbutt

in People, Places and Identities: Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719090356
eISBN:
9781526124081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090356.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Melanie Tebbutt’s essay traces some of the changes which transformed working-class culture after the Second World War through an analysis of the personal advice pages of teenage magazines, an ... More


Jim Crow’s Genuine Audience

Brian Roberts

in Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the culture of young white American workers in the 1820s, a period in which it became clear to many apprentice and journeymen that their futures would not be as artisans, but ... More


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