Volume 5, Issue 3, December 2020
This themed issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a reviewed article, a personal essay, poems and book reviews.
Each can be accessed separately as a PDF file or the full issue can be downloaded here
Table of Contents
Sarah Attfield, Liz Giuffre and Jen Vernon
‘You know all them things’: Nostalgia, Idealization, and Speech in Working-Class Poems by Seamus Heaney, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lucille Clifton
Unfolding Layers of Labour: a Cross-Generational Account of Kinaesthetic Skills
Two Poems: ‘The Goddesses of Democracy Go Out Drinking and Dancing’, ‘Josephine Habeck Kurth’
Three Poems: ‘Albuquerque Summer’s Day’, ‘#3’, ‘#5’
Two Poems: ‘upward class (im)mobility’, ‘first gen hurt’
Three Poems: ‘Bright Day’, ‘Underworld’, ‘Rehabilitation’
Ian C Smith
Two Poems: ‘They called her a methhead’, Mining for Copper’
Three Poems: ‘Charleena Chavon Lyles’, ‘Spotted Owl’, ‘Economics’
Poem: ‘Reflections from the Parking Lot’
L. Eva Wagner
Smarsh, S. (2020) She Come By it Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs. Simon and Schuster.
Review by Pamela Fox
Smith, B.E. with photographs by Dotter, E. (2020, 1987). Digging Our Own Graves: Coal Miners & the Struggle over Black Lung Disease (updated edition). Haymarket Books.
Review by Janet Zandy
Manno, A. (2020) Toxic Masculinity, Casino Capitalism, and America’s Favorite Card Game: The Poker Mindset. Palgrave Macmillan.
Review by James V. Catano
Streib, J. (2020). Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How they Fall. Oxford University Press.
Review by Sherry Linkon
Brim, M. (2020). Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University. Duke University Press.
Review by Renny Christopher
Kirshner, J.A. (2019). Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises. St. Martin’s Press.
Review by John P. Beck
Winslow, C. (2020). Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919. New York University Press.
Review by Michelle Chen