Wealth, Whiteness, and the Matrix of Privilege
The View From the Country ClubeBook - 2012
Exclusive clubs are traditionally an important site for the consolidation of upper-class power. This book shows that, while the particulars of admission have changed, these clubs remain socially significant incubators. Having interviewed typically inaccessible members of exclusive clubs in the Northeast, the author reports and analyzes what they have to say about who is "in," who is "out," and why. The members talk frankly about their exclusiveness based on money and style, but they are quick to point out that ethnically based exclusion is a thing of the past. Club members also address the status of their women members, which is at times distinctly second class. The talk of country club members is shown that even if it's not their intention, as club members exclude and account for their exclusion, they contribute to reproducing class, race, and gender inequalities.
Publisher: Lanham :, Lexington Books,, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.