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Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2019

This special issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a series of reviewed articles, a personal essay, and book reviews.

Each can be accessed separately as a PDF file or the full issue can be downloaded here

Table of Contents

Editorial

Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre with Geoff Bright, Valerie Walkerdine, Joe Varga and Mark James

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Articles

Twisted Seams: A Gendered Social Haunting

Jean Spence

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‘Washing lines, whinberries and reworking ‘waste ground’: Women’s affective practices and a haunting within the haunting of the UK coalfields’

Geoff Bright and Gabrielle Ivinson

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Puerto Rican Needleworkers and Colonial Migrations: Deindustrialization as Pathways Lost

Aimee Loiselle

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Workers’ Identities in Transition: Deindustrialisation and Scottish Steelworkers

James Patrick Ferns

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Gender and Working-Class Identity in Deindustrializing Sudbury, Ontario

Adam D.K. King

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Personal Essay

Three Spirits:  Breakdowns Present, Past and Yet to Come

Janet Batsleer

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Book Reviews

Trotter, Jr. Joe William (2019) Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America, University of California Press, Oakland, CA.

Review by Scott Henkel

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Greenhouse, Steven (2019) Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, Alfred A. Knopf, NY.

Review by Jack Metzgar

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Friedman, Sam, and Laurison, Daniel (2018) The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged, Policy Press, Bristol, UK.

 Markovits, Daniel (2019) The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feed Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, Penguin Press, New York, NY.

Reviews by Tim Strangleman

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Eribon, Didier (2013) Returning to Reims, Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, CA.

Review by John Lennon and Magnus Nilsson

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Clark, Ben and Hubble, Nick, eds. (2018) Working-Class Writing: Theory and Practice, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY.

Review by Courtney Pina Miller

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