This election season has brought a renewed focus on the white working class that has manifested in books that engage this typically neglected demographic. This week, Georgetown professor Pamela Fox explores a TV show that offers equally rich and entertaining insights about the lives and culture of the working poor. In doing so, Shameless unravels some of the harshest stereotypes that […]
The Kalmanovitz Initiative convenes and supports activists, advocates, and academics in line with our mission of advancing workers’ rights and economic justice.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative draws upon the resources of a great university to educate and engage a new generation of leaders dedicated to a just, democratic, and inclusive economy.
Drawing on Georgetown’s distinctive identity as an arena of policy formulation and debate, the Kalmanovitz Initiative fosters approaches aimed at creating equitable, sustainable, and empowering workplace relations in a fast-changing economy.
Join us at 4pm on Monday, September 26 in Copley Formal Lounge for an event exploring the experiences of working women whose lives are impacted by globalization in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Joseph McCartin, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the […]
Why is it that every U.S. presidential election brings a renewed focus on the white working class? Two new books that shed light on this otherwise neglected demographic – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg and Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance – are reviewed […]