What We Hold In Common: Exploring Women's Lives & Working Class Studiesby Janet Zandy
"Let us imagine what it would be like," writes Janet Zandy at the outset of this ground-breaking volume, "if the history and culture of working-class people were at the center of educational practices. What would students learn?" Among other things, she suggests, "They would understand that culture is created by individuals within social contexts and that they themselves could produce it as well as consume it."
This collection draws upon the award-winning 1995 volume of Women's Studies Quarterly, a text that was pivotal in the development of working-class studies. Janet Zandy brings together -- in poetry, fiction, memoir, and song -- the voices of working-class people, with a strong emphasis on the often overlooked voices of working-class women. Critical essays place working-class studies in perspective for teacher and student, as scholars in the field write about recovering autobiographies and oral histories, practicing working-class studies, and current and emerging texts and theories. Course syllabi and curriculum materials offer specific strategies and resources for the classroom. This revised and expanded volume forms a core resource in a rapidly growing field.
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