Current Issue

Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2019

This issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a series of reviewed articles, creative piece, 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

Editorial

Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre

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Articles

Puns, Politics, and Pork Chops: The ‘insignificant magnitude’ of T-Bone Slim

Owen Clayton

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Class, Taste, and Literature: The Case of Ivar Lo-Johansson and Swedish Working-Class Literature

Magnus Nilsson

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‘The porcupine was a feast’: The Tastes of Luxury and Necessity in Ruby Langford Ginibi’s Storytelling

Steven Farry

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More than a ‘Curious Cultural Sideshow’: Samuel Slater’s Sunday School and the Role of Literacy Sponsorship in Disciplining Labor

Michael Pennell

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Caring for the Internet: Content Moderators and the Maintenance of Empire

Lindsay Bartkowski

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College Rankings: Creating an Equitable Model of Transformation and Institutional Effectiveness

Allison L. Hurst

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The Precarious plight of American Working-Class Faculty: Causes and Consequences

George W. Towers

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Counting the Working Class for Working-Class Studies: Comparing Three Occupation-Based Definitions

Colby King

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Creative Work

Panacalty

Justine Sless

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Student Work

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

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Book Reviews

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

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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

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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

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Strangleman, Tim (2019) Voices of Guinness: An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Review by Steven High

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Loomis, Erik (2018) A History of America in Ten Strikes, The New Press, New York, NY.

Review by Gary Jones

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Martin, Christopher R. (2019) No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class, Cornell UP, Ithaca, NY.

Review by Timothy Francisco

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Gaffney, Karen (2018).  Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, Routledge, New York, NY.

Review by Michele Fazio

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Italian-American History Exhibit Concerns Intersections of Class and Ethnicity

Review by Marc Di Paolo

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O’Neill, Deirdre (2018) Film as a Radical Pedagogical Tool, Routledge, New York, NY.

Review by Sarah Attfield

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