The Resource Voices of persuasion : politics of representation in 1930s America, Michael E. Staub

Voices of persuasion : politics of representation in 1930s America, Michael E. Staub

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Voices of persuasion : politics of representation in 1930s America
Title
Voices of persuasion
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politics of representation in 1930s America
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Michael E. Staub
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eng
Summary
  • The 1930s concern with recording the speaking voice is virtually unrivaled in American cultural history. In that decade, scores of writers traveled into the field to record the voices of African Americans, American Indians, migrant workers, tenant farmers, and immigrants
  • In this innovative study, Michael E. Staub recasts 1930s cultural history by analyzing those genres so characteristic of the Depression era: genres that relied on a presumed relationship to real experience for their effect and that sought to persuade their audiences of urgent political truths. Demonstrating the seldom-discussed multicultural diversity of Depression-era literature, and paying special attention to narrative strategies for representing the speech of disinherited and minority peoples, Staub shows how several writers from the thirties anticipated dilemmas and perspectives currently engaging cultural studies critics. New interpretations of such canonized authors as James Agee, John Dos Passos, Zora Neale Hurston, John G. Neihardt, and Tillie Olsen are coupled with critical discussions of previously little-known works of ethnography, journalism, oral history, and polemical fiction
  • Voices of Persuasion sheds new light on the relationship between art and politics in the 1930s. It will interest all who are concerned with the problematic relationship between representation and social reality and their mutual inextricability
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Staub, Michael E
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.P6
LC item number
S73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Representative government and representation in literature
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • Letterkunde
  • Politieke bewegingen
  • Politieke bewegingen
  • Letterkunde
  • Politik
  • Literatur
  • American literature
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Minorities in literature
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Politics and literature
  • Representative government and representation in literature
  • USA
  • United States
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Voices of persuasion : politics of representation in 1930s America, Michael E. Staub
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Spoken Testimony, Unwritten History -- John Dos Passos and James Agee: You Won't Hear It Nicely -- John Neihardt, William benson, and Ruth Underhill: Telling Native American History -- Zora Neale Hurston: Talking Black, Talking Back -- Tillie Olsen and the Communist Press: Giving the People Voice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 174 pages
Isbn
9780521453905
Lccn
93030372
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28721869
  • (OCoLC)ocm28721869
Label
Voices of persuasion : politics of representation in 1930s America, Michael E. Staub
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
Spoken Testimony, Unwritten History -- John Dos Passos and James Agee: You Won't Hear It Nicely -- John Neihardt, William benson, and Ruth Underhill: Telling Native American History -- Zora Neale Hurston: Talking Black, Talking Back -- Tillie Olsen and the Communist Press: Giving the People Voice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 174 pages
Isbn
9780521453905
Lccn
93030372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28721869
  • (OCoLC)ocm28721869

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