White Trash

White Trash
Author: Annalee Newitz,Matt Wray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1135204489
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Book Excerpt:

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

White Trash

White Trash
Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2017-01-05
ISBN: 1786492997
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Book Excerpt:

The New York Times Bestseller A ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths about equality in the land of opportunity. In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues that the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of the American fabric, and reveals how the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlements to today's hillbillies. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics - a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; they are now offered up as entertainment in reality TV shows, and the label is applied to celebrities ranging from Dolly Parton to Bill Clinton. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the centre of major political debates over the character of the American identity. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society - where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility - and forces a nation to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class.

Talking White Trash

Talking White Trash
Author: Tasha R. Dunn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351045733
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking White Trash Book Excerpt:

Talking White Trash documents the complex and interwoven relationship between mediated representations and lived experiences of white working-class people—a task inspired by the author’s experiences growing up in a white working-class family and neighborhood and how she came to understand herself through watching films and television shows. The increasing presence of white working-class people in media, particularly within the genre of reality television, and their role in fueling the unprecedented rise of Donald Trump, has made this population a central subject of U.S. cultural discourse. Rather than relying solely on analyses of mediated portrayals, Dunn makes use of personal narratives, interviews, focus groups, textual analysis, and critical autoethnography to specifically analyze how popular media articulates certain ideas about white working-class people, and how those who identify as members of this population, including herself, negotiate such articulations. Dunn’s work provides alternative stories that are rarely, if ever, found in popular media—stories that feature the varied reactions and lived experiences of white working-class people; stories that talk to, talk with, and talk back to mediated representations and dominant cultural ideas; stories that illuminate the multidimensionality of a population that is often portrayed in one-dimensional ways; stories that move inside and outside the white working-class to better understand their role within, and influence upon, U.S. culture.

British White Trash

British White Trash
Author: Mark Schmitt
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN: 3839441013
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British White Trash Book Excerpt:

"White trash" is a liminal figure that dramatizes the intersection of race and class. Contemporary British novelists like Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths and John King use this originally US-American stereotype to interrogate the racializing discourse of class in British society. Their novels are interdiscursive reflections of the figurations of race and class that still haunt the British cultural imaginary. "British White Trash" is the first analysis to comprehensively examine the adaptation of the "white trash" stereotype in major British novels. The study thus contributes to a critical understanding of racism and classism, its cultural representations and its underlying social processes.

White Trash Etiquette

White Trash Etiquette
Author: Dr. Verne Edstrom, Esq.
Publsiher: Crown Archetype
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-06-13
ISBN: 0767925033
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Etiquette Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to high-class trailer park living. White Trash Etiquette contains everything you need to know to live like decent trash, including: The proper way to fake a back injury How to prevent your in-laws from stealing the silverware at wedding receptions The 10 Hottest White Trash Career Opportunities How to improve your drunk driving skills Sound advice on everything from lying to your boss to making your next convenience store robbery fun for the whole family There’s also troubleshooting for troublemakers: I'm getting married; can I still wear white if I'm a tramp? Can chicks ever really respect an accountant? How do I pick a good bail bondsman? How can I get my 14-year-old cousin unpregnant? And much more.

Raised By White Trash

Raised By White Trash
Author: Steve Berger
Publsiher: Steven Berger
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 1452496498
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raised By White Trash Book Excerpt:

They Called Us Nazi S N S and White Trash

They Called Us Nazi   S N    S and White Trash
Author: Gittel Maria Barankowitcz
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2014-02-21
ISBN: 1493149490
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Called Us Nazi S N S and White Trash Book Excerpt:

All throughout, the story weaves around WW2 and the bombing of Berlin, Germany. Berlin as an island was divided by four nationalities and surrounded by the Russian zone. The book also depicts the life of a mixed marriage between a black US Army sergeant and a white German girl, who also brought her all-white daughter into the marriage. The couple had four racially mixed children. Army life was fun and easy, but after the tour of enlistment ended, their lives changed drastically. Living as a mixed family in the 1950s and 1960s in America turned them into a hunted family unit. The book also gives remembrance to the yellow Juden stars and the six million Jewish people who died in the concentration camps. WW2 leaves a bad taste in the writing, but the Russian Occupation and their take over after the war was a self-lived and very scary experience as told in the book. Also, toward the end of the story is a description of a granddaughter living in Cairo, Egypt, at the same time as the people in Cairo rebelled. There was WW2 again with the tanks, the airplanes, and the military raids. A special thanks to you, America for saving us time and time again from Hitler and the Russian Occupation in Berlin, Germany.

White Trash

White Trash
Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 110160848X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics’ Top Book of 2016 Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction One of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016’s Great Reads San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2016: 100 recommended books A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2016 Globe & Mail 100 Best of 2016 “Formidable and truth-dealing . . . necessary.” —The New York Times “This eye-opening investigation into our country’s entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.” —O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg upends history as we know it by taking on our comforting myths about equality and uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash. “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right she is today. Yet the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of our American fabric, argues Isenberg. The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement to today's hillbillies. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics–-a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity. We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation’s history. With Isenberg’s landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.

Good White People

Good White People
Author: Shannon Sullivan
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN: 1438451687
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good White People Book Excerpt:

Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism. Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes common among well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as “white middle-class goodness,” an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships between class and race in contemporary white identity and outlines four ways this orientation is expressed, each serving to establish one’s lack of racism: the denigration of lower-class white people as responsible for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness—especially in the context of white childrearing—and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, shame, and betrayal. To move beyond these distancing strategies, Sullivan argues, white people need a new ethos that acknowledges and transforms their whiteness in the pursuit of racial justice rather than seeking a self-righteous distance from it.

The White Trash Mom Handbook

The White Trash Mom Handbook
Author: Michelle Lamar,Molly Wendland
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-08-05
ISBN: 1429935227
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Trash Mom Handbook Book Excerpt:

A mommy manifesto for the mom who proudly strives to be less-than-perfect Michelle Lamar is a wry observer of the politics of elementary schools, the perfect moms who run them, and the kids who are trying to grow up without being embarrassed to death by their parents. This book imparts invaluable advice on how to survive the brutal world of parenting, bake sales, and the PTA. The White Trash Mom Handbook is a welcome and humorous approach to handling the pressures of modern-day motherhood. Readers can get a good laugh while learning the knowledge and skills needed to become a White Trash Mom: Fake Bakin' - transform store-bought treats into bake sale bestsellers! Making Friends - how to spot a fellow White Trash Mom from 50 paces Helping Out - give back to the school without sacrificing your time or sanity. The White Trash Mom Handbook will teach moms to let go of being the best and embrace their inner rebel so they can enjoy their kids more, avoid PTA purgatory, and get a real life.

White Trash Red Velvet

White Trash  Red Velvet
Author: Donald Secreast
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Red Velvet Book Excerpt:

A collection of short stories explores the delicate web of family relations and the natural cycles of growth and loss over several decades in the life of one small-town American family.

Being White

Being White
Author: Karyn D. McKinney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1136064265
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being White Book Excerpt:

Karyn McKinney uses written autobiographies solicited from young white people to empirically analyze the contours of the white experience in U.S. society. This text offers a unique view of whiteness based on the rich data provided by whites themselves, writing about what it means to be white.

Swinging in Place

Swinging in Place
Author: Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780807849774
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swinging in Place Book Excerpt:

An appreciation of the significance of the porch in everyday life in the US South. It reveals that the porch is a stage for many social dramas, and it uses literature, folklore, oral histories and photographs to show how southerners have used the porch to negotiate public and private boundaries.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou
Author: L. Patricia Kite
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9780822549444
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maya Angelou Book Excerpt:

An introduction to the life and career of American woman of letters Maya Angelou.

Loving Music Till It Hurts

Loving Music Till It Hurts
Author: William Cheng
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0190620145
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving Music Till It Hurts Book Excerpt:

Can music feel pain? Do songs possess dignity? Do symphonies have rights? Of course not, you might say. Yet think of how we anthropomorphize music, not least when we believe it has been somehow mistreated. A singer butchered or mangled the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl. An underrehearsed cover band made a mockery of Led Zeppelin's classics. An orchestra didn't quite do justice to Mozart's Requiem. Such lively language upholds music as a sentient companion susceptible to injury and in need of fierce protection. There's nothing wrong with the human instinct to safeguard beloved music . . . except, perhaps, when this instinct leads us to hurt or neglect fellow human beings in turn: say, by heaping outsized shame upon those who seem to do music wrong; or by rushing to defend a conductor's beautiful recordings while failing to defend the multiple victims who have accused this maestro of sexual assault. Loving Music Till It Hurts is a capacious exploration of how people's head-over-heels attachments to music can variously align or conflict with agendas of social justice. How do we respond when loving music and loving people appear to clash?

Queer Popular Culture

Queer Popular Culture
Author: T. Peele
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2007-04-30
ISBN: 0230604382
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

This collection addresses the politics of queer representation in multiple contexts. Articles cover the rise of the queer cowboy, the emergence of lesbian chic, and the expansion of representations of blackness alongside work on queer, Taiwanese, online communities; a transgender Israeli pop star; and film mimicry in Kerala, India.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author: John T. Edge
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 1458721795
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Book Excerpt:

The American South embodies a powerful historical and mythical presence, both a complex environmental and geographic landscape and a place of the imagination. Changes in the region's contemporary socioeconomic realities and new developments in scholarship have been incorporated in the conceptualization and approach of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Anthropologist Clifford Geertz has spoken of culture as context, and this encyclopedia looks at the American South as a complex place that has served as the context for cultural expression. This volume provides information and perspective on the diversity of cultures in a geographic and imaginative place with a long history and distinctive character.

The Futures of American Studies

The Futures of American Studies
Author: Professor Robyn Wiegman,Donald E. Pease,Robyn Wiegman
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2002-10-21
ISBN: 9780822329657
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Futures of American Studies Book Excerpt:

DIVA state of the art portrait of the field of American studies--its interests and methodologies, its interactions with the social and cultural movements it describes and attempts to explain, and a compendium of likely directions the field will take in the f/div

Framing Class

Framing Class
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-04-16
ISBN: 1442202254
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framing Class Book Excerpt:

Framing Class explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this groundbreaking book now includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayals of the new poor and corporate executives in the recent recession. The book introduces the concepts of class and media framing to students and analyzes how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Its accessible writing and powerful examples make it an ideal text or supplement for courses in sociology, American studies, and communications.

Ordering the Facade

Ordering the Facade
Author: Katherine Henninger
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0807831123
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordering the Facade Book Excerpt:

Proposing a new way to map intersections of photography and American literature, Katherine Henninger demonstrates the importance of pinpointing specific cultural and subcultural history. "Ordering the Facade" traces the visual and literary cultures of sou