9781857289305

Women and Social Class: International Feminist Perspectives

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    9781857289305

  • ISBN10:

    1857289307

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This volume presents debates on class within an international context. Its particular focus is on women's theorized experience of social class from a variety of feminist perspectives, contextualized in relation to the countries and regions in which they live. Using personal experience as a basis, contributors cover Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, India, Israel, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, and the USA - iluminating the differences and similarities between regions.; Challenging the view that "class is dead" as well as the idea that it is a British phenomenon, the book argues that class needs to be regarded as a key concept in any attempt to understand women's lives. It also reflects on personal and political experiences of class around the world in order to understand the mechanisms through which class discrimination operates and is mediated by gender, sexuality, ethnicity and racism.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors vii
Introduction 1(8)
Christine Zmroczek
Pat Mahony
What does it mean to be a middle-class woman in Botswana?
9(16)
Changu Mannathoko
The ``new Hebrew's'' new woman: growing up Israeli and middle-class
25(12)
Ronit Lentin
Who am I? A journey across class and identity
37(14)
Gaby Weiner
Class, attainment and sexuality in late twentieth-century Britain
51(18)
Valerie Walkerdine
Helen Lucey
June Melody
Women in and after a ``classless'' society
69(16)
Hana Havelkova
Class, gender and ethnicity: snapshots of a mixed heritage
85(20)
Christine Zmroczek
Class matters: Yes it does
105(10)
Janice G. Raymond
Coming out
115(18)
Frances A. Maher
Class and transnational identities: a Korean-American woman in England
133(12)
Miri Song
Personal reflections from the margins: an interface with race, class, nation and gender
145(12)
Anita Franklin
Owning up to being middle class: race, gender and class in the context of migration
157(10)
Maher Anjum
Officially known as ``other'': multiethnic identities and class status
167(18)
Leela MadhavaRau
You nurtured me to be a carefree bird, O Mother
185(14)
Bandana Pattanaik
Genealogies of class
199(12)
Susan Hawthorne
Questioning correspondence: an Australian woman's account of the effects of social mobility on subjective class consciousness
211(14)
Elizabeth J. Hatton
Spilling the caviar: telling privileged class tales
225(10)
Laurel Guymer
Index 235

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