The abstract is from the cover of the book.
In an era of increasing conservatism adn a heightened attack on working people and women, Joanna Kadi's clear prose and arresting poetry strike out powerfully against the dominance of the upper class in all spheres of life. Kadi provides us with a personal and analytical look at how oppression by class intersects with oppression by race, gender, and sexuality. Examining the elite's supposed hegemony over intellectual work, THINKING CLASS rejects the idea that working people are not thinkers, and affirms the culture that springs up, beautiful and honest, from this society's true base.
The working-class scholar examines subjects ranging from country music to cultural appropriation, from working-class ideals to Disney icons, in a forthright and poetic rendering that is sure to appeal to all those interested in American culture, feminism, and ethnic studies.
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