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The intersection of class and gender in women’s lives

''From the coal face to the car park?"

Based on 97 in-depth interviews, this ESRC-funded project has produced a monograph Fitting into Place? Class and Gender Geographies and Temporalities (Ashgate, 2011).

The intersection of class and gender in women's lives adopts a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary approach to explore shifting dynamics that reconstitute 'city publics' and the place of the 'public sociologist'.

Class, race and gender (dis)advantages are situated in relation to urban-rural contrasts, where 'future selves' are reconfigured in and through 'local' and 'global' sites: people inhabit shifting times and places, from industrial landscapes of the 'past', to a current present and (imagined) 'cosmopolitan' 'regenerated' future.

This project is carried out on behalf of LSBU's Families and Social Capital Research Group.