Previous Issues

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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Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2017

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 PDF

Table of Contents

Editorial

Reshawna L. Chapple, Kishonna L. Gray, LaDonna Long, Mia Ortiz

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Articles

#TenureTrackHustle: Examining Academic Poverty of First-Generation Women of Color From an Intersectional Standpoint 

Kishonna L. Gray and Reshawna L. Chapple

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Insider Without: Journey across the Working-Class Academic Arc

Kim A. Case

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In Class, Sharing Class: Faculty Members from Low-Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds and Status Visibility

Elizabeth Lee and Tonya Maynard

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Navigating Academia in the ‘Welfare Class’

Emma Penney and Laura Lovejoy

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Conceptualizing Critical Friendship as a Protective Measure in Academia

Natalie Currie-Patterson and Kaitlyn Watson

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Class and Narrative Accrual: Personal Troubles and Public Issues in Five Vignettes

Matthew Spokes

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A Stranger in Charleston: Intersectional Anxiety as a Latina in Academia

Nancy Aguirre

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Blockades, Barricades, and Barriers: Accessing and Navigating Academia from a Multi-Marginalized Positionality

A.M. Foiles Sifuentes

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Publish AND Perish: On Publishing, Precarity and Poverty in Academia

Emma Vossen

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The Poverty of Academia: My Life as a Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Sarah Prior

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Ending Adjunct Apartheid

Diane Reynolds

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Fishing for a Career: Alternative Livelihoods and the Hardheaded Art of Academic Failure

Deb Cleland

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Interview

Organizing Working-Class Academics: A Collective History, an Interview with Allison L. Hurst, Tery Griffin and Alfred Vitale

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Book Reviews

Williams, Joan (2017) White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America, Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, Ma.

Review by Allison L. Hurst

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Early, Steve (2017) Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City, Beacon Press, Boston.

Review by Tula Connell

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Goldstein, Amy (2017) Janesville: An American Story, Simon & Schuster, New York, Ny.

Review by Jeffrey S. Rothstein

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Cramer, Katherine J. (2016) The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Il.

Review by Donald P. Taylor

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Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2017

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

The Emotional Politics of Making America Great Again: Trump’s Working Class Appeals

Douglas Schrock, Benjamin Dowd-Arrow, Kristen Erichsen, Haley Gentile, and Pierce Dignam

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Labor, Discipline, and Resistance: Transnational Migrant Workers ‘on the line’

Miranda Cady Hallett

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From Betrayal to Resistance: Working-Class Voices in Russia Today

Jeremy Morris

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The Cross-Country/Cross-Class Drives of Don Draper/Dick Whitman: Examining Mad Men’s Hobo Narrative

Jennifer Hagen Forsberg

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The Fix We Are In

Richard Hudelson

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Working in the Unconscious Masses: Inside a Mega-Retail Store in the United States

Wyatt Nelson

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Interview

‘Labor Rights Are Human Rights’: An Interview with Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

Tula Connell

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Commentary

History and the Working-Class Now: The Collective Impulse, Tumult and Democracy

Terry Irving

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Book Reviews

Spencer, Robyn C. (2016) The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Duke University Press, Durham and London.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta (2016) From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Haymarket Books, Chicago, Il.

Reviews by Scott Henkel

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Hochschild, Arlie Russel (2016) Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, The New Press, New York, Ny

Review by Jennifer M. Silva

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Peralta, Dan-el Padilla (2015) Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, Penguin Books, New York, Ny.

Vance, J.D. (2016) Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, HarperCollins, New York, Ny.

Reviews by Stefanie Stiles

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Gest, Justin (2016) The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Review by Tim Francisco

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Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016

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 issue can be downloaded in full PDF

Table of Contents

Editorial

Welcome to The Journal Of Working-Class Studies

Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre

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Articles

Twenty Years of Working-Class Studies: Tensions, Values, and Core Questions

Sherry Lee Linkon and John Russo

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Rethinking Class and Contemporary Working-Class Studies

Michael Zweig

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Nostalgia for the 30-Year ‘Century of the Common Man’

Jack Metzgar

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Paradise Lost? Patterns and Precarity in Working-Class Academic Narratives

Deborah Warnock

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Rejecting Respectability: On Being Unapologetically Working Class

Sarah Attfield

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Book Reviews

Note from the Book Review Editor

Christie Launius

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Sheard, Tim, Someone Has to Die, 2015, Hardball Press, Brooklyn, Ny.

Review by Cherie Rankin

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Tokarczyk, Michelle M,  Bronx Migrations, Cherry Castle Publishing, Columbia, Md.

Review by Jim Daniels

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Lakey, George, Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right – and How We Can, Too, Melville House Publishing, Brooklyn, Ny.

Review by Betsy Leondar-Wright

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