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Remnants of nation [electronic resource] : on poverty narratives by women / Roxanne Rimstead.

By: Rimstead, Roxanne, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (x, 348 p.).ISBN: 9781442679207 (electronic bk.); 1442679204 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Poor women -- Canada | Poverty -- Canada | Women in literature | Poverty literature -- Canada | Canadian prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Canadian prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Femmes pauvres -- Canada | Pauvret�e -- Canada | Femmes dans la litt�erature | Pauvret�e -- Documentation -- Canada | �Ecrits de femmes canadiens -- Histoire et critique | Prose canadienne -- Histoire et critique | Prose canadienne -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | �Ecriture f�eminine | Pauvre | Pauvret�e | Femme | Th�eme litt�eraire | Litt�erature canadienne | Prose | Histoire | Canada | Armut (Motiv) | Frauenprosa | Kanada | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness | Geschichte 1930-2000Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Remnants of nation.DDC classification: 305.5/69/0971 Other classification: HQ 4060 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Disturbing Images -- The Poor in the National Imaginary -- The Power of Images -- Poverty Narratives: A New Category of Analysis -- The Gender of Poverty -- Fictioning' a Literature -- Beyond Literature: Ordinary Voices -- Populist Motives -- Cultural Critique as Social Therapy -- Testimony and Radical Knowledge -- Visits and Homecomings -- Susanna Moodie: Poverty and Vice -- Nellie McClung: Social Gospel Rescue -- Gabrielle Roy: Everyday Struggle as Resistance -- 'We Live in a Rickety House': Social Boundaries and Poor Housing -- A Genealogy of Poor Houses -- Alice Munro's Gaze -- from a Distance -- Homeplace and 'Bugs' -- Theories and Anti-Theory: On Knowing Poor Women -- Anti-Theory, Anti-What? -- Subjectivities -- Theories of the Classed and Gendered Subject -- Understanding as Opposed to Mapping Subjectivities -- Subverting 'Poor Me': Negative Constructions of Identity -- Cy-Thea Sand's Cultural Smuggling -- Maria Campbell's Halfbreed and Alternative Status-Honour Groups -- The Poor as Colonized Subjects -- Decolonizing Poor Subjects through Autobiography -- 'Organized Forgetting' -- On Autobiographical Memories of Poverty, Class, Gender, and Nation -- Poverty as Distant Landscape: Edna Jaques -- Class Travelling with Fredelle Bruser Maynard -- 'Remnants of Nation' -- Poverty and Nation as Reciprocal Constructions -- Saving the Nation: The Diviners -- Strategies of Containment and Exclusion -- Counter-national Testimonies -- The Long View: Contexts of Oppositional Criticism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Disturbing Images -- The Poor in the National Imaginary -- The Power of Images -- Poverty Narratives: A New Category of Analysis -- The Gender of Poverty -- Fictioning' a Literature -- Beyond Literature: Ordinary Voices -- Populist Motives -- Cultural Critique as Social Therapy -- Testimony and Radical Knowledge -- Visits and Homecomings -- Susanna Moodie: Poverty and Vice -- Nellie McClung: Social Gospel Rescue -- Gabrielle Roy: Everyday Struggle as Resistance -- 'We Live in a Rickety House': Social Boundaries and Poor Housing -- A Genealogy of Poor Houses -- Alice Munro's Gaze -- from a Distance -- Homeplace and 'Bugs' -- Theories and Anti-Theory: On Knowing Poor Women -- Anti-Theory, Anti-What? -- Subjectivities -- Theories of the Classed and Gendered Subject -- Understanding as Opposed to Mapping Subjectivities -- Subverting 'Poor Me': Negative Constructions of Identity -- Cy-Thea Sand's Cultural Smuggling -- Maria Campbell's Halfbreed and Alternative Status-Honour Groups -- The Poor as Colonized Subjects -- Decolonizing Poor Subjects through Autobiography -- 'Organized Forgetting' -- On Autobiographical Memories of Poverty, Class, Gender, and Nation -- Poverty as Distant Landscape: Edna Jaques -- Class Travelling with Fredelle Bruser Maynard -- 'Remnants of Nation' -- Poverty and Nation as Reciprocal Constructions -- Saving the Nation: The Diviners -- Strategies of Containment and Exclusion -- Counter-national Testimonies -- The Long View: Contexts of Oppositional Criticism.

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