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The Resource Not quite white : white trash and the boundaries of whiteness, Matt Wray

Not quite white : white trash and the boundaries of whiteness, Matt Wray

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Not quite white : white trash and the boundaries of whiteness
Title
Not quite white
Title remainder
white trash and the boundaries of whiteness
Statement of responsibility
Matt Wray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
White trash. The phrase conjures up images of dirty rural folk who are poor, ignorant, violent, and incestuous. But where did this stigmatizing phrase come from? And why do these stereotypes persist? Matt Wray answers these and other questions by delving into the long history behind this term of abuse and others like it. Ranging from the early 1700s to the early 1900s, Not Quite White documents the origins and transformations of the multiple meanings projected onto poor rural whites in the United States. Wray draws on a wide variety of primary sources--literary texts, folklore, diaries and journals, medical and scientific articles, social scientific analyses--to construct a dense archive of changing collective representations of poor whites. -- From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wray, Matt
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
W83 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Rural poor
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Social stratification
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • United States
  • Public opinion
Label
Not quite white : white trash and the boundaries of whiteness, Matt Wray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: White trash as social difference : groups, boundaries, and inequalities -- Lubbers, crackers, and poor white trash : borders and boundaries in the colonies and the early republic -- Imagining poor whites in the antebellum South : abolitionist and pro-slavery fictions -- "Three generations of imbeciles are enough" : American eugenics and poor white trash -- "The disease of laziness" : crackers, poor whites, and hookworm crusaders in the new South -- Limning the boundaries of whiteness
Control code
ocm68192332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 213 p.
Isbn
9780822338734
Lccn
2006013300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Not quite white : white trash and the boundaries of whiteness, Matt Wray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: White trash as social difference : groups, boundaries, and inequalities -- Lubbers, crackers, and poor white trash : borders and boundaries in the colonies and the early republic -- Imagining poor whites in the antebellum South : abolitionist and pro-slavery fictions -- "Three generations of imbeciles are enough" : American eugenics and poor white trash -- "The disease of laziness" : crackers, poor whites, and hookworm crusaders in the new South -- Limning the boundaries of whiteness
Control code
ocm68192332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 213 p.
Isbn
9780822338734
Lccn
2006013300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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