Formations of Class & Gender (Paperback)
Becoming Respectable (Theory)
Sage Publications Ltd, 9780761955122, 200pp.
Publication Date: July 21, 1997
The book questions how theoretical frameworks are generated for understanding how women live and produce themselves through social and cultural relations. It uses detailed ethnographic research to explain how real' women inhabit and occupy the social and cultural positions of class, femininity and sexuality. As a critical examination of cultural representation - informed by recent feminist theory and the work of Pierre Bourdieu - Formations of Class and Gender is an articulate demonstration of how to translate theory into practice.
This will be the standard referenced ethnography on class and gender, and will be required reading for students and researchers in women's studies, cultural studies and sociology.