Monthly Archives: September 2011

On Violence and Class Warfare

“Class warfare.”  Lately, it is breaking out everywhere.  The phrase, that is.  Over the last 10 days commentators, pundits, comedians, and, finally, Democratic politicians have gotten into the game.  Elizabeth Warren, the new wonder woman Democratic Senatorial candidate in Massachusetts … Continue reading

Posted in Class and the Media, Contributors, Issues, Kathy M. Newman, Working-class politics | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Teaching Unequal Childhoods

As an adjunct I teach two Working-Class Studies courses – one for adult union leaders and staff pursuing a master’s degree and another for (mostly) traditional-aged undergraduate students.   In both classes I use Annette Lareau’s wonderful study of how child-rearing … Continue reading

Posted in Class and Education, Contributors, Issues, Jack Metzgar, Understanding Class | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fighting for More than A Contract

While Wisconsin drew most of the national media attention as the home front of the battle over collective bargaining for public sector workers, what’s happening in Ohio is every bit as significant and interesting.  Ignoring weeks of protests in the … Continue reading

Posted in Class and Education, Contributors, Issues, Sherry Linkon, Working-class politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments