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The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class

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Linking the personal and the political, Anna Clark depicts the making of the working class in Britain as a "struggle for the breeches." The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries witnessed significant changes in notions of masculinity and femininity, the sexual division of labor, and sexual mores, changes that were intimately intertwined with class politics. By int ...more
Paperback, 415 pages
Published April 18th 1997 by University of California Press (first published March 31st 1995)
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Sep 19, 2014 Craig rated it really liked it
Excellent female gendered perspective counter-balance to orthodox Marxism and E.P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class.
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Gender and Class! Too bad everyone was white in England back then or the book could have had the holy trinity.
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"The Making of the English Working Class" rewritten to pay attention to gender. Very well-constructed history.
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