The Journal of Working-Class Studies is an online, open-access peer reviewed journal that supports diverse explorations of working-class life. It is the journal of the Working-Class Studies Association.
Formed in 2003, the Working-Class Studies Association is an international organization which promotes the study of working-class people and their culture. The Working-Class Studies Association is made up of academics, activists, teachers, writers, poets, journalists, practitioners, students, artists and a wide range of others interested in developing the field of working-class studies. The organization holds an annual conference as well as other events to promote the field (including a variety of awards), and act as a discussion forum for working-class issues. The organization is based in North America and has members world-wide.
The Working-Class Studies Association aims to develop and promote multiple forms of scholarship, teaching, and activism related to working-class life and cultures.
- Promote awareness, growth, and legitimacy of working-class studies internationally
- Promote models of working-class studies that actively involve and serve the interests of working-class people
- Promote critical discussions of the relationships among class, race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other structures of inequality
- Promote interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and disciplinary approaches to studying and teaching about the lived experience of working-class people
- Provide opportunities for academics, artists, activists, workers, independent scholars, students, and others to share their work, make connections with colleagues and professional organizations, and learn about resources
- Facilitate conversations and critical debate engaging diverse intellectual and political approaches to scholarship, teaching, and outreach in working-class studies
- Create partnerships that link scholarship with activism in labor, community, and other working-class social justice organizations
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The Journal of Working-Class Studies founding editors are Sarah Attfield, Liz Giuffre and Sara Appel. To contact them please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal of Working-Class Studies is published by the Working-Class Studies Association c/o The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074, USA.