for your note. The most obvious
example I can think of about
middle class women who immigrated
and become working class--are
the women (and men) who emigrated
to other countries before, during,
after the Holocaust. These people--in
most instances--gave up everything
in order to be saved and came
to other countries with nothing.
Similarly with Cuba in the late
early 60s when Castro came to
power and all of the wealthy
land owners fled with little-to-nothing.
Today, there are many women
who don't want to be genitally
mutilated and in order to avoid
this fate must flee their own
countries. Of course, in some
instances, they are middle class
women who also have to give
up everything. It seems that
there are tons of examples tucked
into these overarching examples.