Current Issue

Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2018

The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a series of articles (peer reviewed, unless indicated as ‘commentary’), and relevant 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

‘Ping Ping Ping / I break things’: Productive Disruption in the Working-Class Poetry of Jan Beatty, Sandra Cisneros, and Wanda Coleman

Carrie Conners

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Brutal Youth: Colin MacInnes and the Architecture of the Welfare State

Simon Lee

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I Was a Retail Salesperson: An Examination of Two Memoirs About Working in Retail

Brittany R. Clark

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Reframing Solidarity: Company Magazine as Family Album

Courtney Maloney

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Breaking Through the Concrete Ceiling: Tradeswomen in the United States Tell Their Stories of Struggle and Success

Heidi E. Wagner

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Occupying the Picket Line: Labor and Occupy in South Central Indiana

Joseph Varga

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The Moral Economy of Department Stores’ Working-Class and their Class Identity

Alejandro Marambio-Tapia

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Working-Class Culture as Political Participation: Reading Trump as Revolt Against a Middle-Class Public Sphere

Liberty Kohn

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Interview

‘A Little Crow in the Tree’: Growing Inequality and White Working-Class Politics in the U.S.

Lawrence M. Eppard, Arlie Hochschild, Richard Wilkinson

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Book Reviews

Linkon, Sherry (2018) The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Mi.

Review by Christine J. Walley

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Coles, Nicholas and Paul Lauter, eds. (2017) A History of American Working-Class Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Review by John Lennon and Magnus Nilsson

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Barrett, James R. (2017) History from the Bottom Up & the Inside Out: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History, Duke University Press, Durham, NC

Review by Lou Martin

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Ocejo, Richard E. (2017) Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

Viscelli, Steve (2016) The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream, University of California Press, Berkeley, Ca.

Review by Colby King and Jacob Bibeault

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Fasanella, Marc (2017) Images of Optimism, (with essay by Leslie Umberger and chronology by Paul S. D’Ambrosio), Pomegranate, Portland, Or.

Review by Janet Zandy

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Faue, Elizabeth (2017) Rethinking the American Labor Movement, Routledge, New York, NY.

Review by Joseph Varga

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