British White Trash : Figurations of Tainted Whiteness in the Novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths, and John King, Paperback / softback Book

British White Trash : Figurations of Tainted Whiteness in the Novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths, and John King Paperback / softback

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White trash is a liminal figure that dramatizes the intersection of race and class.

Contemporary British novelists like Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths, and John King use this originally U.S.-American stereotype to interrogate the racializing discourse of class in British society.

Their novels are interdiscursive reflections of the figurations of race and class that still haunt the British cultural imaginary.

British White Trash is the first analysis to comprehensively examine the adaptation of the "white trash" stereotype in major British novels.

The study thus contributes to a critical understanding of racism and classism, their cultural representations, and their underlying social processes.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9783837641011

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