Gender and class in Britain and France

Allwood, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2564-7145 and Wadia, K., 2001. Gender and class in Britain and France. Journal of European Area Studies, 9 (2), pp. 163-189. ISSN 1460-8464

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This article examines the treatment of women's oppression in feminist theory, focusing on the engagement of second wave feminists with the concept of class and its relation to gender. This examination is carried out with reference to British and French feminisms, identifying the main trends and shifts that have developed over the last 35 years and noting that while these are undoubtedly influenced by a particular national context they are also shaped by increasing European integration and social, political and cultural exchanges at a global level. The authors find evidence of a number of similarities in the questions that feminist theorists have asked in Britain and France but also demonstrate that there are significant differences. They conclude that areas of convergent theoretical interests will extend along with cross-border flows of peoples and information.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of European Area Studies
Creators: Allwood, G. and Wadia, K.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2001
Volume: 9
Number: 2
ISSN: 1460-8464
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52

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