Considering Class

ab 24,90 

Kevin Cahill, Lene Johannessen (Eds.)

Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream

ISBN 978-3-8258-0259-2
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2007
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies

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In the 21st century hardly any aspects of human existence are left unexplored by postmodern theories
and discourses of subjectivity and individuality, of hybridity and identity, of race, gender and ethnicity.
Conspicuous, however, among these critical inquiries is the relatively little attention devoted to the
category of class. This absence is particularly alarming at a time when neo-liberalism and post-
capitalism feed on cultural fragmentation and ideological relativism. The contributions in
Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream address the (dys)functional
position of class in American socio-political and cultural reality from a variety of disciplinary
perspectives. While it is open to debate whether class is more resistant to being relativized than other
categories, there is increasing recognition that class remains a critical category with the potential to
transcend the rifts and divisions that run along lines of race, ethnicity and gender, and with the potential
to reconfigure the current American political landscape.