The critique of mainstream feminism as being classed and, for lack of a better term, "white" are not new, however, that criticism deserves increased attention. The critique is a serious one. Feminist work is important work and the implications of alienating or marginalizing women already marginalized by hegemonic systems through feminism itself are significant. There is ample theoretical work on class and race issues that is relevant to the type of analyses I would advocate here; however, some specficifically "feminist" texts include:
Rosemary Hennessey and Chrys Ingraham, eds. Materialist Feminism: A Reader
in Class, Difference, and Womenís Lives. New York: Routledge, 1997.
(see especially: Gimenez, Martha. ìThe Oppression of Women: A Structuralist Marxist View.î 71-82; Carby, Hazel V. ìWhite Women Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood.î 110-128; Field, Nicola. ìIdentity and the Lifestyle Market.î 259-271.)
Rapp, R. (1992). "Family and Class in Contemporary America: Notes toward
an Understanding of Ideology," in Thorne, B. and Yalom, M. (1992). Rethinking
the Family: Some Feminist Questions. Boston: Northeastern University Press.