Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2019
This issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a series of reviewed articles, a creative piece, a student essay pod, 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 and Liz Giuffre
Puns, Politics, and Pork Chops: The ‘insignificant magnitude’ of T-Bone Slim
Class, Taste, and Literature: The Case of Ivar Lo-Johansson and Swedish Working-Class Literature
‘The porcupine was a feast’: The Tastes of Luxury and Necessity in Ruby Langford Ginibi’s Storytelling
More than a ‘Curious Cultural Sideshow’: Samuel Slater’s Sunday School and the Role of Literacy Sponsorship in Disciplining Labor
Caring for the Internet: Content Moderators and the Maintenance of Empire
College Rankings: Creating an Equitable Model of Transformation and Institutional Effectiveness
Allison L. Hurst
The Precarious plight of American Working-Class Faculty: Causes and Consequences
George W. Towers
Counting the Working Class for Working-Class Studies: Comparing Three Occupation-Based Definitions
Young Voices on Social Class in America: A Student Essay Pod
Essays by Ariely Mejia, Jensen Kraus, Emily Clark, Jenna Timmerman, Emma Bryan, and Maya Khavary
Edited by Sara Appel
Smarsh, Sarah (2018) Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Scribner, New York, NY.
Review by Christie Launius
Wilkerson, Jessica (2019) To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.
Review by Lane Windham
Balay, Anne (2018) Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC.
Review by Sara Smith-Silverman
Strangleman, Tim (2019) Voices of Guinness: An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
Review by Steven High
Loomis, Erik (2018) A History of America in Ten Strikes, The New Press, New York, NY.
Review by Gary Jones
Martin, Christopher R. (2019) No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class, Cornell UP, Ithaca, NY.
Review by Timothy Francisco
Gaffney, Karen (2018). Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, Routledge, New York, NY.
Review by Michele Fazio
Italian-American History Exhibit Concerns Intersections of Class and Ethnicity
Review by Marc Di Paolo
O’Neill, Deirdre (2018) Film as a Radical Pedagogical Tool, Routledge, New York, NY.
Review by Sarah Attfield