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Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Sarah Robertson

Abstract

Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and at best, regarded as the passive victims of wider, socio-economic policies. Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing pushes beyond these stereotypes and explores the impact of neoliberalism and welfare reform on depictions of poverty. The book examines representations of southern poor whites across various types of literature, including travel-writing, photo-narratives, life-writi ... More

Keywords: class, poverty, neoliberalism, literature, U.S. South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496824325
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496824325.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Robertson, author
University of the West of England, Bristol