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Author Schmitt, Mark, author.

Title British White Trash : Figurations of Tainted Whiteness in the Novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths and John King / Mark Schmitt
Published Bielefeld : Transcipt Verlag, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (313 pages)
Series Edition Kulturwissenschaft ; volume 154
Edition Kulturwissenschaft ; 154
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- I. What Happened to the British (White) Working Class? -- II. "The trash ay Europe" -- III. How Southern Gothic Came to Wales -- IV. Trashing the National Centre -- Conclusion -- Works Cited
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Griffiths, Niall, 1966- -- Criticism and interpretation.
King, John, 1960- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Welsh, Irvine -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poor whites in literature.
Poor whites -- England -- History
Social classes -- England -- History.
Working class whites -- England -- History
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3839441013