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The Resource Left in the West : literature, culture, and progressive politics in the American West, edited by Gioia Woods

Left in the West : literature, culture, and progressive politics in the American West, edited by Gioia Woods

Label
Left in the West : literature, culture, and progressive politics in the American West
Title
Left in the West
Title remainder
literature, culture, and progressive politics in the American West
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gioia Woods
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Left in the West is an edited collection bringing together histories, biographies, close readings, and theories about the literary and cultural left in the American West, especially as it is distinct from the more often-theorized literary left in New York and major eastern metropolitan centers. The collection argues for a new understanding of the relationship between region, progressive political engagement, and literary and cultural work; Woods and her contributors examine the West as a unique socio-political region shaped by specific environmental, social, economic, and ethnic concerns. While the literary left in the West shared many interests with other regional expressions of "left," including labor, class, anti-fascism, and anti-imperialism, the influence of Manifest Destiny and the distinct history of settler colonialism in western territories caused western leftists to develop concerns unique to the region, elevating issues of industrialization and environmental degradation, Native American sovereignty, and immigrant communities' access to power. And as this collection of essays makes clear, western leftists were (and are) deploying a broad range of literary genres and cultural techniques to address these unique concerns"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CoU/DLC
Dewey number
810.9/3278
Index
index present
LC call number
PS271
LC item number
.L44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Woods, Gioia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
Label
Left in the West : literature, culture, and progressive politics in the American West, edited by Gioia Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223127760420
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
  • 3.
  • "An International, Dissident, Insurgent Ferment": Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Left Coast
  • Gioia Woods
  • 4.
  • Traditional Roots of Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads
  • William M. Clements
  • 5.
  • Luis J. Rodriguez's Always Running: Between Chicano Nationalism and the Left
  • Jose Navarro
  • pt. II
  • pt. I
  • Left Readings: Rewriting Region and Radicalism
  • 6.
  • Eschaton of Abundance: Ward Moore's Greener Than You Think as Transcendentalist Satire
  • Robert Yusef Rabiee
  • 7.
  • Mari Sandoz: A Writer's Politics
  • Bette Weidman
  • 8.
  • "Poisons Up to the Waist in a Junkyard of Breaking Machines": Peter Berg, Bioregional Ethics, and the Trouble with the Master's Tools
  • William Lombardi
  • Left Movements: Institutions and Ideologies
  • 9.
  • Contact Points: The Roadside Diner's Machinery of Work in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
  • John Schwetman
  • 10.
  • "The Queen of the Mad Frontier": Settler Colonialism and Jack Spicer's Queer Politics
  • Alex Trimble Young
  • pt. III
  • Left in Transit: Success and Limitations
  • 11.
  • New Bohemias, California Style: The Intimate and Global Networks of Photographic Modernism
  • 1.
  • Audrey Goodman
  • 12.
  • "Backward in Time and Forward in Dream of Unknown Memory": Deborah Miranda's Unsettling Colonial Genealogies
  • Lisa J. Udel
  • 13.
  • Leaving the West for the Left: Louise Thompson Patterson, the New Negro Movement, and Black Women's Activism
  • Emily Lutenski
  • 14.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, Race, and the California Suffrage and Women's Club Movements, 1896-1911
  • Darcie Rives-East
  • "Activism Brings Out the Best in All of Us": Toward a History of Peace and Justice Movements in Utah from the 1960s to the Present
  • John S. McCormick
  • 2.
  • Deep Ecology in Humboldt County: Bill Devall and a Philosophy for Action
  • Daniel Rinn
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 431 pages
Isbn
9781943859924
Lccn
2018011992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028784473
System control number
(OCoLC)1030445023
Label
Left in the West : literature, culture, and progressive politics in the American West, edited by Gioia Woods
Publication
Bar code
31223127760420
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
  • 3.
  • "An International, Dissident, Insurgent Ferment": Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Left Coast
  • Gioia Woods
  • 4.
  • Traditional Roots of Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads
  • William M. Clements
  • 5.
  • Luis J. Rodriguez's Always Running: Between Chicano Nationalism and the Left
  • Jose Navarro
  • pt. II
  • pt. I
  • Left Readings: Rewriting Region and Radicalism
  • 6.
  • Eschaton of Abundance: Ward Moore's Greener Than You Think as Transcendentalist Satire
  • Robert Yusef Rabiee
  • 7.
  • Mari Sandoz: A Writer's Politics
  • Bette Weidman
  • 8.
  • "Poisons Up to the Waist in a Junkyard of Breaking Machines": Peter Berg, Bioregional Ethics, and the Trouble with the Master's Tools
  • William Lombardi
  • Left Movements: Institutions and Ideologies
  • 9.
  • Contact Points: The Roadside Diner's Machinery of Work in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
  • John Schwetman
  • 10.
  • "The Queen of the Mad Frontier": Settler Colonialism and Jack Spicer's Queer Politics
  • Alex Trimble Young
  • pt. III
  • Left in Transit: Success and Limitations
  • 11.
  • New Bohemias, California Style: The Intimate and Global Networks of Photographic Modernism
  • 1.
  • Audrey Goodman
  • 12.
  • "Backward in Time and Forward in Dream of Unknown Memory": Deborah Miranda's Unsettling Colonial Genealogies
  • Lisa J. Udel
  • 13.
  • Leaving the West for the Left: Louise Thompson Patterson, the New Negro Movement, and Black Women's Activism
  • Emily Lutenski
  • 14.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, Race, and the California Suffrage and Women's Club Movements, 1896-1911
  • Darcie Rives-East
  • "Activism Brings Out the Best in All of Us": Toward a History of Peace and Justice Movements in Utah from the 1960s to the Present
  • John S. McCormick
  • 2.
  • Deep Ecology in Humboldt County: Bill Devall and a Philosophy for Action
  • Daniel Rinn
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 431 pages
Isbn
9781943859924
Lccn
2018011992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028784473
System control number
(OCoLC)1030445023

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