Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 05:18:38 CST From: Ellen Johnson 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]