The Working Class and Its Culture

Our own answer focuses on the intersection of working-class culture and American politics and is divided into three parts: (a) the ritual of democracy, (b) the impact of the Civil War, and (c) the interclass character of the party ...

Author: Neil L. Shumsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135603898

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Volume 5 "THE WORKING CLASS AND ITS CULTURE’ of the American Cities; series. This collection brings together more than 200 scholarly articles pertaining to the history and development of urban life in the United States during the past two centuries. Volume 5 contains articles that are closely related but which concentrate specifically on the changing nature of work in American cities during the past two centuries. While they obviously concern the development of the industrial and post-industrial economies, they also recognize that economic transformations are intimately related to cultural change and that economic and cultural change are inseparable and must be considered together. At the same time, taken as a group, the articles reveal differences in experience between black and white Americans, men and women, and native and foreign-born Americans, necessitating that each of these groups be considered separately. The selections also investigate and illuminate questions about the relationships among these different groups and the kinds of actions they have taken to achieve their goals—political protests, boycotts, strikes, and so on.

The German American Encounter

Herbert Gutman , " Work , Culture and Society in Industrializing America , 1815-1918 , " American Historical Review 78 ... For examples of the local and communal context in which German - American working - class culture flourished ...

Author: Frank Trommler

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812902

Category: History

Page: 344

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While Germans, the largest immigration group in the United States, contributed to the shaping of American society and left their mark on many areas from religion and education to food, farming, political and intellectual life, Americans have been instrumental in shaping German democracy after World War II. Both sides can claim to be part of each other's history, and yet the question arises whether this claim indicates more than a historical interlude in the forming of the Atlantic civilization. In this volume some of the leading historians, social scientists and literary scholars from both sides of the Atlantic have come together to investigate, for the first time in a broad interdisciplinary collaboration, the nexus of these interactions in view of current and future challenges to German-American relations.

Popular culture and working class taste in Britain 1930 39

somewhat perverted American films, they could see good films produced in the Dominions'. 5 Metropolitan Police magistrate J.A.R. Cairns spoke in a similar vein at a Religious Tract Society annual meeting in 1931, complaining that many ...

Author: Robert James

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847797555

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book examines the relationship between class and culture in 1930s Britain. Focusing on the reading and cinema-going tastes of the working classes, Robert James’ landmark study combines rigorous historical analysis with a close textual reading of visual and written sources to appraise the role of popular leisure in this fascinating decade. Drawing on a wealth of original research, this lively and accessible book adds immeasurably to our knowledge of working-class leisure pursuits in this contentious period. It is a key intervention in the field, providing both an imaginative approach to the subject and an abundance of new material to analyse, thus making it an undergraduate and postgraduate ‘must-have’. It will be a particularly welcome addition for anyone interested in the fields of cultural and social history, as well as film, cultural and literary studies.

Working Class Culture

Studies in History and Theory Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. 105 nine cinemas in Rochdale in that week showed Americanmade or financed films. Cinema and oligopoly In the 1930s, when the British cinema was at its peak, ...

Author: CCCS

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134706375

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cultural Studies and the Working Class

American academics still seem to look to Britain for a working - class intelligentsia , whereas in Britain , within Cultural Studies , we have been busily incorporating the American model into our syllabi . To demonstrate , in 1998 I ...

Author: Sally Munt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780304705498

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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This work challenges the field of British cultural studies to return to the question of social class as a primary focus of study. The chapters examine contemporary working-class life and its depiction in the media through a number of case studies on topics such as popular cinema, football, romance magazines and club culture. The essays pose methodologies for understanding working-class responses to dominant culture, and explore the contradictions and limitations of the traditional Marxist model. The book's contributors conclude that it is time for cultural theorists to revisit issues of working-class cultural formations and to renew the original radical intentions of the discipline by reintegrating class analysis into social templates of race, sexuality and gender.

Power Culture

Author: Herbert George Gutman

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: History

Page: 452

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Is Apartheid Really Dead Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives

Jaja A. Wuchuku, "The Relation of AMSAC and the American Negro to Africa and PanAfricanism," in American Society on African Culture, ed., Pan Africanism Reconsidered (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1962), 376.

Author: Julian Kunnie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429979231

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives is an engaging and incisive book that radically challenges the widespread view that post-apartheid society is a liberated society, specifically for the Black working class and rural peasant populations. Julian Kunnie's central contention in this book is that the post-apartheid government was the product of a serious compromise between the former ruling white-led Nationalist Party and the African National Congress, resulting in a continuation of the erstwhile system of monopoly capitalism and racial privilege, albeit revised by the presence of a burgeoning Black political and economic elite. The result of this historic compromise is the persistent subjugation and impoverishment of the Black working class by the designs of global capital as under apartheid, this time managed by a Black elite in collaboration with the powerful white capitalist establishment in South Africa.Is Apartheid Really Dead? engages in a comprehensive analysis of the South African conflict and the negotiated settlement of apartheid rule, and explores solutions to the problematic of continued Black oppression and exploitation. Rooted in a Black Consciousness philosophical framework, unlike most other works on post-apartheid South Africa, this book provides a carefully delineated history of the South African struggle from the pre-colonial era through the present. What is additionally distinctive is the author's reference to and discussion of the Pan Africanist movement in the global struggle for Black liberation, highlighting the aftermath of the 1945 Pan African meeting in Manchester. The author analyzes the South African struggle within the context of Pan Africanism and the continent-wide movement to rid Africa of colonialism's legacy, highlighting the neo-colonial character of much of Africa's post-independence nations, arguing that South Africa has followed similar patterns.One of the attractive qualities of this book is that it discusses correctives to the perceived situation of neo-colonialism in South Africa, by delving into issues of gender oppression and the primacy of women's struggle, working class exploitation and Black worker mobilization, environmental despoliation and indigenous religio-cultural responses, and educational disenfranchisement and the need for radically new structures and policies in educational transformation. Ultimately, Is Apartheid Really Dead? postulates revolutionary change as a solution, undergirded with all of the aforementioned ingredients. While anticipating and articulating a revolutionary socialist vision for post-apartheid South Africa, this book is tempered by a realistic appraisal of the dynamics of the global economy and the legacy of colonial oppression and capitalism in South Africa.

German Workers in Chicago

A Documentary History of Working-class Culture from 1850 to World War I Chicago Project (Universität München) Hartmut ... It might be noted in passing that this attitude was not shared by leaders of the German - American middle class ...

Author: Chicago Project (Universität München)

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252014581

Category: History

Page: 427

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America s New Working Class

D'Souza, like Huntington and Fukuyama, also contends that multiculturalism and charges of racism are ways for African Americans to assert their culture, gain respect for it, and hide the fact that they simply can't assimilate.

Author: Kathleen R. Arnold

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027107356X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Today’s political controversy over immigration highlights the plight of the working class in this country as perhaps no other issue has recently done. The political status of immigrants exposes the power dynamics of the “new working class,” which includes the former labor aristocracy, women, and people of color. This new working class suffers exploitation in advanced industrial countries as the social cost of capitalism’s success in a neoliberal and globalized political economy. Paradoxically, as borders become more open, they are also increasingly fortified, subjecting many workers to the suspension of law. In this book, Kathleen Arnold analyzes the role of the state’s “prerogative power” in creating and sustaining this condition of severe inequality for the most marginalized sectors of our population in the United States. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical literature from Locke to Marx and Agamben (whose notion of “bare life” features prominently in her construal of this as a “biopolitical” era), she focuses attention especially on the values of asceticism derived from the Protestant work ethic to explain how they function as ideological justification for the exercise of prerogative power by the state. As a counter to this repressive set of values, she develops the notion of “authentic love” borrowed from Simone de Beauvoir as a possible approach for dealing with the complex issues of exploitation in liberal democracy today.

A Greater Ireland

underestimated the “class and cultural diversity of nineteenth-century IrishAmerican behavior. ... 7 Within this Irish-American community there was no need to assimilate into American middle-class or working-class culture.

Author: Ely M. Janis

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299301249

Category: History

Page: 279

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A Greater Ireland examines the Irish National Land League in the United States and its impact on Irish-American history. It also demonstrates the vital role that Irish-American women played in shaping Irish-American nationalism.