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1.   Andrew Ross, No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture, Routledge: 1989, p. 211.  


2.   John G. Gager, The Origins of Anti-Semitism: Attitudes Toward Judaism in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, Oxford: 1983, p. 20.  


3.   Rosi Braidotti, Nomadic Subjects : Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, New York: 1994, p. 20.  


4.   V. Hanson has defended his views in The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization, New York: 1995. For discussion of the existence of the middle class in Greece, see Josiah Ober, Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens, Princeton: 1989, pp. 27-30 and accompanying bibliography.  


5.   Political discourse, too, often obscures deep-rooted patterns of civil injustice by hyping middle class achievement, however minor in reality that may be. See William Julius Wilson, When Work Disappears, New York: 1996, pp. 196ff.  


6.   Here, for purposes of comparison, are activities of the Seattle chapter of NOW, as enumerated in their spring newsletter. Along with affirmative action, abortion rights, the roles of women in the military and in the industrial workplace, and Take Back the Night marches, they organize political action on homeless shelters, the criminalization of hate crimes, education reform, domestic violence, workers' rights, welfare reform, handgun control, AIDS activism, immigrant protection, economic reform, the need for safe and affordable childcare, and health care.  


7.   Camille Paglia, review, The Washington Post, Sunday, March 29, 1998.  


8.   Op-Ed page, The New York Times, Saturday 18 April.  


9.   Essentialists, by contrast, claim that the natural is repressed by the social. See, for example, Diana Fuss, Essentially Speaking: Feminism, Nature, and Difference, London: 1990, pp. 2-6.  


10.   Some productive contributions to this debate, across the political spectrum, include Michael Bérebé and Cary Nelson, Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities, New York 1995; Bill Readings, The University in Ruins, Cambridge 1997; Cary Nelson, Manifesto of a Tenured Radical, New York 1997; Martha Nussbaum, Cultivating Humanity, Cambridge 1997.

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