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On the economy of Moralism and Working-class Properness: An interview with Beverley Skeggs about Feminism, Respectability and Use-Value

Skeggs, Bev. 2008. On the economy of Moralism and Working-class Properness: An interview with Beverley Skeggs about Feminism, Respectability and Use-Value. Fronesis: a Journal of Marxism and Feminism, 25-26, [Article]

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Sofie Tornhill & Katharina Tollin: This issue of Fronesis deals with feminism and the Left. How do you position your work in relation to those "entities"?

Beverley Skeggs: Definitely feminist, definitely left! But what is difficult is that we have lost the political parties that were left in Britain and also there is no kind of formal Left in public culture. Although practically everyone I know would define themselves as on the left, it is quite a homeless position. And it worries me because if you only do criticism, it doesn't always produce very much. The shift has been so great within the Left. After 30 years of neoliberal policy that was taken up and taken further by Tony Blair, or Tony Blatcher as he is called, the left space is something difficult to inhabit.

Item Type: Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

2769

Date Deposited:

23 Apr 2010 07:24

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:46

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2769
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