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Faulkner's 1930s poor white fiction counters this unrealistic and paradoxical representation of leisurely labor by creating what I term a "sweat economy": a system for recognizing the work that inheres in objects in order to stave off the dissociation of the laborer from the fruits of his or her labor.
McIlwaine moves from a linguistic inventory of poor white name calling (cracker, buckra, hillbilly, sandhiller, etc.
Popular accounts suggest that poor white voters are voting en masse for candidates who do not reflect their policy preferences, while academic accounts focus on the empirical data, which suggest that poor whites vote Democratic just as they always have.
Those who feel most threatened are the poor whites.
And a report by the education select committee today shows poor white children are falling behind in exams.
Pity and Empathy as Affective Tools of Poor White Representation:
In 1979, when Wayne Flynt published Dixie's Forgotten People: The South's Poor Whites as part of the Minorities in Modern America series of Indiana University Press, he placed the stories and experiences of money-poor white southerners alongside every ethnic minority group in the United States for scholarly consideration.
POOR white boys are performing well below the city average in schools, an alarming report reveals.
POOR white boys are still struggling to keep up with their richer classmates at GCSE, official figures show.
Look to the idea that you could be a poor white trash kid and along with your brother put one foot in front of the other and make your dream come true.
Poor white British pupils are falling far behind their richer classmates from the same background at primary school and in their GCSE results, they show.
15) Poor white, Cherokee, free black, and enslaved women did not feel drawn together by a shared "sisterhood of subordination," (98) thus limiting the possibilities of group resistance based upon common concerns.
Thus, poor white children have low expectations of what they can achieve, leading to lack of effort and low results.
Poor white men especially are still "significantly" under-represented in higher education, a report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found.
Poor white men especially are still "significantly" underrepresented in higher education, a report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found.