Working-Class Perspectives

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WCP: Beyond Economic Populism

January 5th, 2021

Debates about working-class voters often treat them as a marketing problem, a way of thinking that reflects the commentators’ sense of superiority …

WCP: Rethinking Working-Class Belonging

December 11th, 2020

Belonging is a central theme and a strength of working-class culture, a source of pleasure and of collective agency. Yet it can also be divisive, emp…

WCP: Toxic Class Encounters

November 30th, 2020

While more working-class students have entered colleges and universities in the last few decades, neither the entitled behavior of more privileged st…

WCP: Why Trump will lose Ohio

October 26th, 2020

After Donald Trump won Ohio in 2016 and Republicans swept statewide elections there in 2018, Ohio seemed to have moved firmly to the right. But as Jo…

WCP: What Can Workers Expect from Amy Coney Barrett?

October 6th, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States poses a difficult question: does her faith commitment as a Roman Catholic preclude an interpretation of the law that is responsive to concerns of the working class?

WCP: The Unsettling

September 28th, 2020

The wildfires in the West add one more disruption to working-class lives in 2020. People have lost their homes, their livelihoods, and their loved ones.