What are the relations between feminism and history, feministpolitics and historical practice? What are the connections betweengender and class? What part have racial identities and ethnicdifference played in the construction of Englishness?
Through a series of provocative and richly detailed essays,Catherine Hall explores these questions. She argues that feminismhas opened up vital new questions for history and transformedfamiliar historical narratives. Class can no longer be understoodoutside of gender, or gender outside of class.
But English identities have also been rooted in imperial power.White, Male and Middle Class explores the ways in whichmiddle-class masculinities were rooted in conceptions of power overdependants - whether black or female.