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What to look for (Themes relating to author's work)
- Look for themes that your author incorporates into their work.
- Working class
- Poverty and Abuse
- Ethnicity and Poverty
- Coming of age
- Gender and Working class
- Early 20th century working conditions (African Americans)
Explore Social/Cultural Themes
Research the social/cultural/historical context in which the work was written.
Overviews of key events and people across history.
African American Experience
African American history and culture
Latino American Experience
Latino American history and culture
sociology journals (e.g. social issues such as class, religion, poverty, family, women, youth, childhood, crime, labor, war, sexuality, etc.)
Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from the American Psychological Association
Quick note: Be precise and concise
*FYI-Keep your key words to a minimum. Long sentences and phrases may result in little or no results. Keep it simple.