What We Hold In Common: Exploring Women's Lives & Working Class Studies

What We Hold In Common: Exploring Women's Lives & Working Class Studies

by 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

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"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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Brings together the voices of working-class people in poetry, fiction, memoir, and song, with strong emphasis on the voices of working-class women. Critical essays place working-class studies in perspective, touching on autobiographies and oral histories, the practice of working-class studies, and current and emerging texts and theories. Course syllabi and curriculum materials offer specific strategies and resources for the classroom. This collection draws on the 1995 volume of , a text that was pivotal in the development of working-class studies. Zandy teaches language and literature at Rochester Institute of Technology. The book is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558612587
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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