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No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Sonali Perera

Abstract

Can there be a novel of the international working class despite the conditions and constraints of economic globalization? What does it mean to invoke working-class writing as an ethical intervention in an age of comparative advantage and outsourcing? This book argues for a rethinking of the genre of working-class literature. It expands our understanding of working-class fiction by considering a range of international texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages often overlooked by Eurocentric and postcolonial scholarship. The readings here connect the literary radicalism of t ... More

Keywords: working class, economic globalization, working-class writing, working-class literature, Mulk Raj Anand, Tillie Olsen, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, Mahasweta Devi, Bessie Head

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231151948
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonali Perera, author
Hunter College