Query From Maureen Hickey email@example.com 06 May 1998
Help! I'm engaged in an argument over the past women played in constructing class (especially working, lower middle, middle class) at the turn-ofthe century, and am having trouble finding any developed analysis of the matter. It isn't my area, and I wouldn't pursue it, but finding data used that assumed the universality and sole importance of male experience, and having now defended on that basis that date relating to men provides a more than adequate base for generalising, I'm willing to keep looking for material. I've started going through the historical abstracts beginning in the early eighties, but so far have found nothing focussed or developed enough.
Any suggestions as to articles or books I could check out?
Blumin, Stuart _The Emergence of the Middle Class_
Burton, Antoinette _Burdens of History_
Davidoff and Hall
Doyle, Don H. _New Men,New Cities, New South_
Ewen, _Immigrant Daughters_
Harttunan, Karen _Confidence Men and Painted Ladies_
Kaplan _Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany_.
Peiss _Cheap Amusements_
Scott, Joan _Gender and the Politics of History_
Skeggs, Beverely _Formations of Class and Gender_(London: Sage Publications, 1997).
Thompson, E.P. _The Making of the English Working Class_
Margot Winer, anthropologist at St. Mary's has been doing work on British colonization of South Africa. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org