@article{ Kirk2007,
 title = {Classifying matters},
 author = {Kirk, John},
 journal = {European Journal of Cultural Studies},
 number = {2},
 pages = {225-244},
 volume = {10},
 year = {2007},
 urn = {},
 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.},