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Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2018

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

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

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Indigenous Special Issue of the Journal of Working-Class Studies

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish



Articles & Interview

Falling Down, Falling Apart, and Finding Home in Reservation Blues

Terry Easton and Castiel Dixon


Mangled Coding: Class in the Poems of Santee Frazier

James Mackay


‘Those People that are Invisible’: An Interview with Santee Frazier

Santee Frazier interviewed by James Mackay


The Making of the Heiltsuk Working Class: Methodism, Time Discipline, and Capitalist Subjectivities

Michael E. Harkin


The Work Arts and Crafts Do

Brian Hosmer


Personal Essays

From Scratch: Tribal Colleges as Acts of Revolution & the Establishment of Pawnee Nation College as an Act of Community Empowerment

Todd Fuller


Falling Through Class

Ruby Hansen Murray


Creative Works

By the Slice

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.


Three Poems: ‘Driven to Sleep’, ‘No Idle Hand’, ‘In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two A Bookmark Took the Place of a Story Some Years Later I Made a Childhood Promise’

Kim Shuck


Book Reviews

Roediger, David (2017) Class, Race, and Marxism, Verso, London, UK, and New York, NY.

Review by Gary Jones


Gorman, Thomas J. (2017) Growing up Working Class: Hidden Injuries and the Development of Angry White Men and Women, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland

Review by Alfred Lubrano


Eubanks, Virginia (2017) Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY.

Review by Gretchen Purser


Catte, Elizabeth (2018) What You’re Getting Wrong about Appalachia, Belt Publishing,Cleveland, OH.

Stoll, Steven (2017) Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia, Hill and Wang, New York, NY.

Reviews by Paul E. Reed


Lennon, John and Magnus Nilsson, eds. (2017) Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives, Stockholm University Press, Stockholm

Review by Lorena Gauthereau


Calarco, Jessica (2018) Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Review by Jenny Stuber


DiPaolo, Marc, ed. (2018) Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS.

Review by Pamela Fox


Dotter, Earl, (2018) Life’s Work: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A., AIHA Press (American Industrial Hygiene Association), Falls Church, VA.

Review by Janet Zandy