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Class: Disidentification, Singular Selves and Person-Value (Published in Portuguese as Classe; Disidenificacao, Selves Singulars E Valor Da Pessoa)

Skeggs, Bev. 2016. Class: Disidentification, Singular Selves and Person-Value (Published in Portuguese as Classe; Disidenificacao, Selves Singulars E Valor Da Pessoa). In: B Sallum Jnr; L.M. Schwarcz; D Vidal and A Catani, eds. Identidades. Sao Paulo: Universidade De Sao Paulo, pp. 145-173. ISBN 978-85-314-1597-5 [Book Section]

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In all the research I have conducted in the UK I have found one consistently repeated issue in relation to identity: the women who would be defined by almost any sociological measurement as working class resolutely refuse to make an identification with the term working class. For them class is a category loaded with negative connotations, a category by which they believe they are mis-recognised and from which they dis-identify. The ethnography Formations of Class and Gender documents this process in detail. The point of this paper is to show how identity is a slippery term always associated with visibility and value, and it is to the evaluation of identity categories that attention should be focused.

Item Type: Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2016Published

Item ID:

18996

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2016 16:44

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:46

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18996

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