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
Sarah Attfield and Matthew Sparkes
On Government, Agency, and the Violence of Inaction
Lawrence M. Eppard with Noam Chomsky
Raise the Wage LA: Campaigning for Living Wages in Los Angeles and an Emergent Working-Class Repertoire
Post-Industrial Industrial Gemeinschaft: Northern Brexit and the Future Possible
Andrew Dawson, Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins
Differential Opportunity for Men from Low-Income Backgrounds across Pennsylvania
Lawrence M. Eppard, Troy S. Okum, Lucas Everidge
Mentoring for Faculty from Working-Class Backgrounds
George W. Towers, Joan R. Poulsen, Darrin L. Carr, Aimee N. Zoeller
Class, Crime, and Cannibalism in The String of Pearls; or, The Demon Barber as Bourgeois Bogeyman
Nationalizing Realism in Dermot Bolger’s The Journey Home
Are We All ‘BBC Dad’ Now? What Covid-19 Restrictions Reveal About Comedy, Class, Paid Work, Parenting and Gender
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?
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
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
Silva, Jennifer (2019) We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Review by Jennifer Sherman
Kristof, Nicholas, and WuDunn, Sheryl (2020) Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, Knopf, NY.
Review by Allison L. Hurst
Case, Anne, and Deaton, Angus (2020) Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Princeton University Press, NJ.
Review by Jack Metzgar
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
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
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