Monthly Archives: March 2009

Two Cheers for the Decline of White Working-Class Voters

Ruy Teixeira, the progressive political scientist who has most consistently pushed the argument that a Democratic majority would not be possible unless Dems paid more attention to white working-class voters and won a larger portion of their vote, has changed … Continue reading

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Responding to the Deindustrialization of Journalism

Almost every week it seems there is a new report about another newspaper falling on hard times. In February, The Rocky Mountain News closed. In December, the Detroit Free Press announced that it would only deliver to residents three days … Continue reading

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The “Bigs” vs. the Working Class

It’s no surprise that we spend a lot of time on this site discussing the working class. After all, it is named Working Class Perspectives. We’re not alone.  Over the eighteen month run up to the general election pundits, professors, … Continue reading

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Examining Literacy: A Class Approach

In the suburban community of Poland, Ohio, students at one elementary school participated in a “word parade” in observance of “Read Across America Day.”  Dressed in clothing that conveyed the meanings of words, students learned new words through this event. … Continue reading

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Hard Lessons: The Challenges of Teaching about Class

I’m teaching a course on working-class culture this semester, a course that always reminds me in forceful ways of just how complex and elusive a topic class is.  That’s one reason why it often gets left out of the curriculum.  … Continue reading

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