What does it mean to call feminism 'white and middle-class?' Thompson, Denise en_US 2021-11-25T14:48:47Z 2021-11-25T14:48:47Z 1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper argues that there are a number of problems with the often reiterated arguments to the effect that feminism is 'white and middle-class'. They tend to elide the problematic of male domination, focusing instead on hierarchies among women. They ignore the male dominated nature of the anti-racist struggle itself. And they suffer from a lack of clarity about what 'white and middle-class' might mean. The body of the paper is devoted to a detailed investigation of some of these arguments, with the aim of elucidating the problems. It concludes with a recommendation that any assertion that feminism is 'white and middle-class' be carefully and critically evaluated, and not simply reiterated as self-evident. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other feminist theory en_US
dc.subject.other defining feminism en_US
dc.subject.other racism en_US
dc.subject.other peer review en_US
dc.title What does it mean to call feminism 'white and middle-class?' en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.description.notePublic Included with this paper on UNSWorks is a series of communications to and from the academic journals and conference organisers who rejected it for publication. en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thompson, Denise, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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