Before the election, KI visiting scholar John Russo dubbed Youngstown, Ohio as “ground zero” for Trump’s appeals to white working-class voters. Two years later, Russo explores whether the Trump fever is starting to break in the area. In Working-Class Perspectives, he tracks how a slumping local economy, trade policy, and the politics of resentment are […]
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“White working-class voters” are usually treated as a single, monolithic group, but that ignores some important differences in this category. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Allison L. Hurst analyzes how foremen, who consider themselves as middle-class, are more likely to vote Republican than other workers. How might working-class people’s class identifications and loyalties affect their […]
Children start learning the culture of their social class early on, and those lessons shape not only their own behavior and opportunities but also the way others respond to them. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Jack Metzgar reviews Jessica Calarco’s book on how middle-class children learn to negotiate for better opportunities, while working-class children are […]