White, Male and Middle Class - Explorations in Feminism and History

White, Male and Middle Class - Explorations in Feminism and History

by Catherine Hall
     
 

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What are the relations between feminism and history, feminist politics and historical practice? What are the connections between gender and class? What part have racial identities and ethnic difference played in the construction of Englishness?

Through a series of provocative and richly detailed essays, Catherine Hall explores these questions. She argues that

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What are the relations between feminism and history, feminist politics and historical practice? What are the connections between gender and class? What part have racial identities and ethnic difference played in the construction of Englishness?

Through a series of provocative and richly detailed essays, Catherine Hall explores these questions. She argues that feminism has opened up vital new questions for history and transformed familiar historical narratives. Class can no longer be understood outside of gender, or gender outside of class.

But English identities have also been rooted in imperial power. White, Male and Middle Class explores the ways in which middle-class masculinities were rooted in conceptions of power over dependants - whether black or female.

Editorial Reviews

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"...[Hall] successfully teases out the inter-relationships of gender, class and race as separate and interconnected bases of power ... This collection is full of insight intermingled with historical detail." Times Higher Education Supplement

"This work begins to set out a new agenda and asks the kind of questions to which students in late twentieth century British multi-cultural society desperately want and need answers." LSE Magazine

"This collection of interrelated essays, written in Hall's incisive style, can be wholeheartedly recommended to academics and students alike." History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745609560
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Hall is the author (with Leonore Davidoff) of Family Fortunes: Men and Women in the English Middle Class 1780-1850.

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