Current Issue

Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2020

This issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a series of reviewed articles, a review essay, 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

Editorial

Sarah Attfield and Matthew Sparkes

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Articles

On Government, Agency, and the Violence of Inaction

Lawrence M. Eppard with Noam Chomsky

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Raise the Wage LA: Campaigning for Living Wages in Los Angeles and an Emergent Working-Class Repertoire

Paul Doughty

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Post-Industrial Industrial Gemeinschaft: Northern Brexit and the Future Possible

Andrew Dawson, Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

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Differential Opportunity for Men from Low-Income Backgrounds across Pennsylvania

Lawrence M. Eppard, Troy S. Okum, Lucas Everidge

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Mentoring for Faculty from Working-Class Backgrounds

George W. Towers, Joan R. Poulsen, Darrin L. Carr, Aimee N. Zoeller

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Class, Crime, and Cannibalism in The String of Pearls; or, The Demon Barber as Bourgeois Bogeyman

Leah Richards

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Nationalizing Realism in Dermot Bolger’s The Journey Home

Erika Meyers

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Are We All ‘BBC Dad’ Now? What Covid-19 Restrictions Reveal About Comedy, Class, Paid Work, Parenting and Gender

Liz Giuffre

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Review Essays

Anti-Union Clichés float On the Waterfront: Rhetorical Analysis of the Film;

Citizen Kane and How Green was My Valley: Have We Sold Ourselves Short?

Gloria McMillan

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Student Work

Confronting COVID-19 in ‘Social Class in America’: Research and Reflections by Working-Class Student-Scholars

Essays by Jezza Hutto, Ashleen Smith, Georgia Langer, Josie Graydon

Edited by Sara Appel

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Book Reviews

 de Waal, Kit, ed. (2019) Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, Unbound, London, UK.

Connolly, Nathan, ed. (2017) Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class, Dead Ink, St Ives, UK.

Reviews by Owen Clayton

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Silva, Jennifer (2019) We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Review by Jennifer Sherman

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Kristof, Nicholas, and WuDunn, Sheryl (2020) Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, Knopf, NY.

Review by Allison L. Hurst

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Case, Anne, and Deaton, Angus (2020) Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Princeton University Press, NJ.

Review by Jack Metzgar

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Cole, Peter (2018) Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, IL.

Review by Gary Jones

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Haltinner, K. and Hormel, L. (eds.) (2018) Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America, Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Carter, G.M. and Thelin, W.H. (eds.) (2017) Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class, Utah State University Press, Logan, Utah.

Reviews by Lisa A. Kirby

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Hurst, Allison L. (2020) Amplified Advantage: Going to a ‘Good’ College in an Era of Inequality, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD.

Review by Amy E. Stich

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