Bill Freund at his 70th birthday celebration.
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Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
Taxi drivers face much greater risk of getting COVID-19.
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What kind of job you have has never been more important for your life chances.
A cashier works wearing a face mask in a supermarket on April 15, 2020 near Lyon.
In addition to the elderly and health workers, those holding front-line jobs are particularly exposed. Infection risk and aggravating co-morbidities could compound social inequalities in time of crisis.
The English Game is a six-part drama following the birth of professional football in the UK.
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A battle between aristocratic amateurs and working class professional led to the game we all know and love.
Working-class academics can play a key role in boosting student diversity.
It’s all over now, baby blue.
What lay behind Team Corbyn's woeful campaign.
Like students, academics from working-class backgrounds may also prefer not to work at elite universities.
A good life for workers and a healthy natural environment aren't mutually exclusive.
Print of the Peterloo Massacre published by Richard Carlile in 1819.
As well as an attack on the working classes, Peterloo was also an episode of violence against women.
Enough of this rubbish.
From Orwell to Trump, the wealthy have a long tradition of stereotyping working-class communities as "dirty" – that has to stop.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
The Heights is a new ABC TV soap opera set on a social housing estate. From a working class perspective, there’s a lot to love about the show.
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The ABC's new soap opera The Heights is a nuanced representation of the diversity and community of life on a social housing estate.
A new bill to provide affordable child care for working families faces an uphill battle in Congress.
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Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?
The socially and ethnically diverse working classes are not being heard. A recent project aims to change that.
Ontario PC supporters react after Doug Ford was elected premier of Ontario on June 7, 2018.
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Doug Ford will have to work hard to hold onto voters who feel marginalized and cast their ballots for him seeking order and stability. Here's why that could be a challenge.
In many of the UK's seaside towns and former coal mining communities, young people are caught up in cycles of deprivation.
Popular sitcoms like Modern Family avoid reflecting on wider economic realities: Roseanne has filled a void.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
A hard working ethic can make students stand out for the wrong reasons.
Working-class high achievers often struggle to fit in to higher education and can end up isolated both at university and in their home environment.
Classic: an image from Ken Loach’s 1969 film, Kes.
The tragic story of a lonely, bullied boy who befriends a kestrel was an instant hit in the 1960s.