@article { Kirk2007,
title = {Classifying matters },
author = {Kirk, John },
journal = {European Journal of Cultural Studies },
number = {2 },
pages = {225-244 },
volume = {10 },
year = {2007 },
url = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-227068 },
abstract = {Although the rhetoric of classlessness has never quite found the resonance that it has in North American mythology, there have been key moments in British culture when this proposition occupied a hegemonic role in sociological and cultural commentary. In recent years this position has strengthened so that a range of factors have displaced class and produced a more confident and strident rhetoric of classlessness in British society than heard hitherto. A focus in academic disciplines on identity politics and the rise of the consumer has meant a retreat from class analysis in a range of disciplines. This article aims to engage with ideas of classlessness through a reading of Beverley Skeggs recent Class, Self, Culture. It ends by making some suggestions on how class analysis might be resituated once more at the centre of cultural analysis.},