Women without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity

Women without Class: Girls, Race, and Identity Author Julie Bettie
ISBN-10 0520280016
ISBN-13 9780520280014
Year 2014-09-18
Pages 296
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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In this ethnographic examination of Mexican American and white girls coming of age in Californias Central Valley Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head asking what cultural gestures are involved in the performance of class and how class subjectivity is constructed in relationship to color ethnicity gender and sexuality A new introduction contextualizes the book for the contemporary moment and situates it within current directions in cultural theory Investigating the cultural politics of how inequalities are both reproduced and challenged Bettie examines the discursive formations that provide a context for the complex identity performances of contemporary girls The books title refers at once to young working class women who have little cultural capital to enable class mobility to the fact that analyses of class too often remain insufficiently transformed by feminist ethnic and queer studies and to the failure of some feminist theory itself to theorize women as class subjects Women without Class makes a case for analytical and political attention to class but not at the expense of attention to other social formations

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