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Class, Race and Empire: The White Working Class in Historical Perspective

Above illustration: ‘The Great Socialist’ by Anthony Muisyo, 2021. Duncan Money In mid-1946, a group of mineworkers defeated in a bitter strike appealed to Britain’s National Union of Mineworkers for help, and the union’s president and general secretary immediately began preparations to travel to assist them in arbitration hearings. Their intended destination was not, however, […]

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I Think, Therefore I Am Middle Class

Smriti Singh Class’ is one of the most intriguing problems and the most engaging dialogue in social sciences. While everyone thinks they’ve got a handle on it, there is still debate and disagreement even as basic agreement on ‘class’ as an important identity and its salience in studying stratification and social inequality withstands. Most fundamentally […]

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Towards A Social Class Through Emotions

Sandeepan Tripathy “Because ‘the people’ does not exist. What exist are diverse or even antagonistic figures of the people, figures constructed by privileging certain modes of assembling, certain distinctive traits, certain capacities or incapacities: an ethnic people defined by the community of land or blood; a vigilant herding people by good pastureland; a democratic people […]

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Mapping The Margins: The New Middle-Class Story In India

Above illustration: ‘The Great Socialist’ by Anthony Muisyo, 2021. Dhriti Sonowal The capital city of New Delhi is home to a large section of migrants from India’s Northeastern region.For most northeastern migrants in New Delhi, their everyday life is dependent on their capacity to express a dual identity of belonging to a tribal community from […]

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Class Analysis And Social Recognition: Some Tentative Reflections

Carlos Palma Amestoy Class and higher education are intimately connected to the reproduction of social inequalities and aspirations towards universities are mediated by individuals’ class positions. In the case of Chile, I found important distinctions in the way pupils belonging to three theoretical classes approach higher education. Thus, broadly speaking, the members of the dominant […]

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Who Can Tell A Working-Class Story? Examining The Representational Limits Of Class In I, Daniel Blake (2016) And Beyond

Jacqueline Gibbs and Aura Lehtonen Earlier this year, a debate about the film I, Daniel Blake (2016) was reignited on social media in response to a 2019 article by journalist Emma Burnell, where she argued that Ken Loach’s recent films not only ‘preach to the converted’, but also ‘exclude any audience who would find themselves […]

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Can We Free Compulsory School Systems From Class Hierarchies?

Mia Travers-Hayward “… nowhere is there a more intense silence about the reality of class difference than in educational settings.” bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress, p. 177 Since reading the work of sociologists examining class stratification in education, I have found it to be a useful way of understanding the disparate academic experiences of children […]

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A Tale of Two Cities: Tackling Class Inequality in Education in Brighton and Hove

Carlie Goldsmith, Ali Ghanimi & Matt Lee Once a seaside town, now a city by the sea, Brighton and Hove has a reputation as a fair and progressive place.  A closer look, however, tells a different story. Long term residents will tell you that before the turn of the millennium Brighton was a small, grimy town […]

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Book Review: Very Important People by Mears

Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit (2020) by Ashley Mears, published by Princeton University Press. Ashley Mears is an associate professor of sociology at Boston University and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She researches and teaches courses on gender, culture, and economic life.  In addition to Very Important People, she is […]

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Book Review: Austerity, Women, and the Role of the State by Dabrowski

Austerity, Women, and the Role of the State: Lived Experiences of the Crisis (2020) by Vicki Dabrowski, published by Bristol University Press. Vicki Dabrowski is Associate Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. Her research interests include gender, class inequality and the role of the state. She is a Website Review Editor for the […]

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Image-Makers in Residence: Museo Libre

An arts festival in Colombia resists processes of development through creative refusal, reimagining their shared spaces as a museum for all.

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‘A Sociology Of Class Without Feeling’ Reimagining The Politics Of Class In Sociology

Kirsteen Paton argues for advancing a sociology of class which is informed by a politics of class.

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Class and Materiality in Contemporary Russia

Nick J Fox and Tatiana Gavrilyuk In today’s Russia, almost four in five workers under 30 earn less than 400 US$ a month, and a third no more than 270 US$ (Gavrilyuk, 2019).  These figures reflect the emergence of an unequal society (Credit Suisse, 2018).  Those in managerial jobs fare best, with the wherewithal to […]

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The Contemporaneity of Class Relations

Ryan Nolan ‘Class’ is a fiendishly complex and dynamic concept. This is of course true for those working with and through class explicitly, but perhaps even more so for those of us working on social issues in general. We often hear talk of ‘the’ working class, ‘the’ middle classes, or indeed ‘the’ capitalist class, which […]

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Educating the Ritas

Sarah McLaughlin Educating the Ritas – My research into the interaction between habitus and field for working class women on an Access to Higher Education (HE) course. Willy Russell’s (1981) play ‘Educating Rita’ presents a biography of Rita – a white working class woman who returns to education as a mature student and faces conflict […]

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