Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 05:18:38 CST
From: Ellen Johnson Ellen.Johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WKU.EDU
Subject: poor whites

I would recommend Dorothy Allison's novel *Bastard out of Carolina*.
It is partly autobiographical. The author also discusses her
"white trash" upbringing in *Skin: Sex, Class, and Literature*
where she discusses a variety of prejudices, including against certain
sexual practices (very explicit, consider yourself warned).

She tells how she has moved from shame, to an in-your-face type of
attitude about her background, to self-acceptance.

ellen.johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]