The Sex of Things

The Sex of Things

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qA rare pleasure. Rooting gender and consumption in the actions of people making their own history, these brilliant essays move from nineteenth-century pinups to the formation of gendered modernity. Once you've savored this volume, you'll never think of modern life in the same way again.q--Temma Kaplan, author of Red City, Blue PeriodGender and Consumption in Historical Perspective Victoria De Grazia, Ellen Furlough. In the working class I include people who worked at nonsupervisory jobs, either manual or nonmanual. Most earned hourly or piecework wages or salaries, but some independent entrepreneurs in retailing, services, and construction are included, as are some factory foremen. Although this is a relatively static, structural definition, I recognize that class was (and remains) a matter not only of absoluteanbsp;...

Title:The Sex of Things
Author:Victoria De Grazia, Ellen Furlough
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1996


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