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The Resource Urban Underworlds : a Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture, Thomas Heise

Urban Underworlds : a Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture, Thomas Heise

Label
Urban Underworlds : a Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture
Title
Urban Underworlds
Title remainder
a Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Heise
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Urban Underworlds is an exploration of city spaces, pathologized identities, lurid fears, and American literature. Surveying one hundred years of history, and fusing sociology, urban planning, and criminology with literary and cultural studies, it chronicles how and why marginalized populations-immigrant Americans in the Lower East Side, gays and lesbians in Greenwich Village and downtown Los Angeles, the black underclass in Harlem and Chicago, and the new urban poor dispersed across American cities-have been selectively targeted as "urban underworlds" and their neighborhoods
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heise, Thomas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American literatures initiative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Group identity in literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • United States
Label
Urban Underworlds : a Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture, Thomas Heise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction. An overview and an underview : uneven development and the social production of American underworlds -- Going down : narratives of slumming in the ethnic underworlds of lower New York, 1890s-1910s -- Degenerate "Sex and the City" : the underworlds of New York and Paris in the work of Djuna Barnes and Claude McKay, 1910s-1930s -- The black underground : urban riots, the black underclass, and the work of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, 1940s-1950s -- Wasted dreams : John Rechy, Thomas Pynchon, and the underworlds of Los Angeles, 1960s -- White spaces and urban ruins : postmodern geographies in Don DeLillo's underworld, 1950s-1990s
Control code
ocn775302262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813549811
Lccn
2010004657
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jt8n2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)775302262
Label
Urban Underworlds : a Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture, Thomas Heise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction. An overview and an underview : uneven development and the social production of American underworlds -- Going down : narratives of slumming in the ethnic underworlds of lower New York, 1890s-1910s -- Degenerate "Sex and the City" : the underworlds of New York and Paris in the work of Djuna Barnes and Claude McKay, 1910s-1930s -- The black underground : urban riots, the black underclass, and the work of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, 1940s-1950s -- Wasted dreams : John Rechy, Thomas Pynchon, and the underworlds of Los Angeles, 1960s -- White spaces and urban ruins : postmodern geographies in Don DeLillo's underworld, 1950s-1990s
Control code
ocn775302262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813549811
Lccn
2010004657
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jt8n2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)775302262

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