'Posh white girls' are unjustifiably taking the brunt of reports of the last art history A-level but casualties are all those the exam board had been moving to reach out to.
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The antics of 'Brits abroad' continues to fill copy in tabloid newspapers but it's more about titillation than genuine moral outrage.
Tankiso Motaung, an unemployed South African university graduate, takes his hunt for a job to the street in Johannesburg.
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Many young South Africans struggle to get a job due to the high levels of unemployment. But access to information, which is influenced by race and class, increases the chances of getting employed.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
Jim Thorpe and Ben Johnson were both banned from the Olympics. But if each had played at different points in history, they would have been allowed to compete.
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In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.
Brexit campaigners connected with voters who felt left behind – and won.
In response to the surge of crime in the mid-1990s, suburban dwellers in South Africa began to fortress their houses.
In response to high levels of crime, South Africans have turned their homes into fortresses, seeking security behind high walls. But doing so might be counter-productive.
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The working-class son of a bus driver has been elected to one of the most important roles in UK politics.
The wealth parade.
Today's classes were born out of the machine age. They are not fit for purpose in 21st century Britain.
Does the diversity of your local school reflect your local area?
Rather than being microcosms of the community, schools are increasingly divided by class and ethnicity.
Most young South Africans can’t afford tuition fees and are left out of the higher education system.
The student protests that rocked South Africa's universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as poor and marginalised people fight for their place in an unequal system.
Dinner is not served. Luncheon, on the other hand…
Forget fast cars and fancy clothes – it's language that reveals where you really come from.
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Interviews with members of the white-working class show that most welcome difference and diversity.
Research suggests that more class categories than many might expect are useful in explaining Australian society, but still fewer than in the UK.
In the latest ANUpoll, most Australians (92%) surveyed responded that they belong to the middle or working class.
Consumption patterns among blacks are complicated by considerations including race, class position and personal relationships.
The black middle class occupies a complex and sometimes precarious position in society, one that requires constant renegotiation.
Poverty porn produces abjectifying images of the poor for privileged gratification.
The more privileged of us swear, fart and take drugs, just like the less privileged portrayed in the SBS show Struggle Street. But they don’t have exploitive documentaries being made about them.
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Australian anthropologist Michael Taussig writes: To slip into the blue of your blue jeans is to slip into a surprising and unexpected encounter with the past … but without your having the faintest idea…
The children of the wealthy know that mainstream culture belongs to them.
The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Joanna Mendelssohn examines the links between Indigenous art and class. The great…
Status symbol or waste of money?
Here is a question: how can it be that everyone has free and independent choice and yet we largely converge on exactly the same things? That’s neither original nor independent. Despite economic growth…
William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British throne, likes to go deer stalking. It must be a class thing. Until the 19th century, deer stalking – what in the US is called “hunting” – was largely…