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 to people t…

WCP: Christmas (and Class) Behind the Scenes

December 22nd, 2020

We think of Christmas movies as feel – good reminders of the joys of the season , but as Kathy M . Newman writes in   Working – Class Perspectives   this week , they are…

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 , emphasizing ho…

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 students nor…

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 John Russo wr…

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.