- September 2003 · 224pages · 230x150mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708318133
- ·Paperback - 9780708321904
Challenges the suggestions that class is no longer relevant for literary analysis. This work examines how the lives and experiences of working-class people have changed, and how these changes have been depicted and explored in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts and films.
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Introduction: Some Theoretical Perspectives I Contrary Voices: Images of the British Working Class from the 1930s and 1950s II Class, Community and ‘Structures of Feeling’ III Figuring the Dispossessed: Images of the Urban Working Class in the Writing of James Kelman IV Recovered Perspectives: Feminism and the Working Class V Recent Northern Realism: Return of the Repressed VI Black/Asian British Writing and Articulations of Class