Monthly Archives: April 2009

Exploiting My Sister to Dress on a Dime: Social Class Intersections within the Clothing Industry

It seems that high-end spending among America’s affluent class has gone underground in response to the current economic recession.  In particular, some wealthy women shoppers are asking cashiers at high-end stores to put their purchases in plain white paper bags … Continue reading

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The Real Future of the Working Class

As the economic crisis deals another blow to American manufacturing, I’ve been wondering about something my brother-in-law asked me last fall:  the good working-class jobs seem to be disappearing, so what will become of the working class? It’s a good … Continue reading

Posted in Class and Education, Sherry Linkon, The Working Class and the Economy | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Hoop Dreams and Bootstrap Journalism

Sports and class go way back.  Sports writers often talk about teams, coaches, and players in terms borrowed from the language of class.  That was evident last week as the NCAA basketball tournament drew to a close.  As many commentators … Continue reading

Posted in Class and the Media, John Russo | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments