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Culture and crisis: Radical writers and writing in the 1930s

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Title: Culture and crisis: Radical writers and writing in the 1930s
Author(s): Hanley, Lawrence Francis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Nelson, Cary
Department / Program: English
Discipline: English
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): American Studies History, United States Literature, American
Abstract: This revisionist study of American culture and politics in the 1930s examines the shifting definitions and relations of culture amidst the economic and social crisis of the Depression era. In the decade's popular fiction, advertising, travel writing, political discourses, and literature, the desire to represent social difference--particularly class difference--produces a consistently contradictory and unstable cultural terrain. More particularly, this desire subverts established modes of cultural representation by exposing the repressed social relations that underpin the universal claims of culture, high and low. From the rhetoric of labor giant, John L. Lewis, to proletarian fiction by writers like Jack Conroy and Josephine Herbst, the dilemma at the heart of the decade's cultural work revolves around the difficulties of communicating human experience across social boundaries of status and class.
Issue Date: 1994
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/22127
Rights Information: Copyright 1994 Hanley, Lawrence Francis
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI9503206
OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI9503206
 

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