Women and Social Class
Women and Social Class
Editor: Christine Zmroczek
Editor: Pat Mahony
Table of Contents
Introduction Christine Zmroczek and Pat Mahony 1. What does it mean to be a middle class woman in
Botswana? Changu Mannathoko 2. The 'new Hebrew's' new woman: growing up Israeli and middle-class
Ronit Lentin 3. Who am I? A journey across class and identity Gaby Weiner 4. Class, attainment and
sexuality in late twentieth-century Britain Valerie Walkerdine, Helen Lucey and June Melody 5. Women in
and after a 'classless society' Hana Havelkova 6. Class, gender and ethnicity: snapshots of a mixed
heritage Christine Zmroczek 7. Class matters: Yes it does Janice G. Raymond 8. Coming Out Frances
A. Maher 9. Class and transnational identities: a Korean-American woman in England Miri Song 10.
Personal reflections from the margins: an interface with race, class, nation and gender Anita Franklin 11.
Owning up to be middle class: race, gender and class in the context of migration Maher Anjum 12.
Officially known as 'other': multiethnic identities and class status Leela MadhavaRau 13. You nurtured me
to be a carefree bird, O Mother Bandana Pattanaik 14. Genealogies of class Susan Hawthorne 15.
Questioning correspondence: an Australian woman's account of the effects of social mobility on
subjective class consciousness Elizabeth J. Hatton 16. Spilling the caviar: telling privileged class tales
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