Tag Archives: Working class

The Political Parabola, the Media, and the Direction of Working-Class Populism

Media pundits regularly describe American politics in terms of a spectrum, from far right to far left.  It’s time to recognize that this simplistic model has lost some of its explanatory value. It’s convenient, but it doesn’t adequately describe what … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors, Issues, John Russo, Working-class politics | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Who is working class?

The question we’re asked most often at the Center for Working-Class Studies is “Who is working class today?” Despite the stereotype of the traditional blue-collar industrial worker, the working class is and always has been diverse – racially, politically, geographically, … Continue reading

Posted in Sherry Linkon, Understanding Class | Tagged , | 34 Comments