Here are some statistics to get you started as far as women's numbers in publishing with Pulitzer Prize statistics (not yet looking specifically at gender/race, gender/parent-status, gender/socioeconomics):

Baggott, J. (2009, December 30). The key to literary success? Be a man -- or
write like one. The Washington Post. Retrieved from :

I could understand Publishers Weekly's phallocratic list if women were writing only a third of the books published or if women didn't float the industry as book buyers or if the list were an anomaly. In fact, Publishers Weekly is in sync with Pulitzer Prize statistics. In the past 30 years, only 11 prizes have gone to women. Amazon recently announced its 100 best books of 2009 -- in the top 10, there are two women. Top 20? Four. Poets & Writers shared a list of 50 of the most inspiring writers in the world this month; women made up only 36 percent.

Fact Monster from Information Please gives lists of who has won:
Letters, drama, & music

Perugia Press has broken the listings down into percentages:

* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: 68% male winners, 32% female winners
* Nobel Prize in Literature: 87% male winners, 13% female winners
* National Book Critics Circle Award: 62% male winners, 38% female winners
* PEN/Faulkner Award: 86% male winners, 14% female winners
* Booker Prize: 69% male winners, 31% female winners

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Is there any chance you can use a college or university library that can help you find dissertations? (I don't have access to such a database myself.)

I am thinking of one in particular, "The Redesign of Design: Multinational Corporations, Computers and Design Logic, 1945-1976," completed by John Harwood at Columbia Univ in 2006. I'm not sure how much Harwood considers class (or resistance, for that matter), but you might find works of interest in his bibliography.

For work on contemporary issues, have you tried Richard Florida's works on his so-called "creative class"? Again, perhaps does not interrogate class, but you could make use of his research.

Also consider checking out the bibliography for Cory Doctorow's young adult novel Little Brother, which you can download for free here.

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