Men and boys, many dressed as women, attacking a turnpike gate in protest at charges at tollgates on public roads in west Wales. The Illustrated London News, 1843.
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The Rebecca riots saw Welsh farmers disguised as women destroy tollgates as a way of challenging what they believed was an oppressive taxation system.
Bernice Rubens was born in a working class area of Cardiff.
Bernice Rubens won the 1970 Booker prize for her novel, The Elected Member, and is the only Welsh person to have ever won the prize.
Masculinity is complex, diverse and can be expressed in multiple ways.
A new wave of research shows how working-class young men are changing their behaviour. But some remain hostile to the term “toxic masculinity” and see it as a vehicle for shaming men.
America’s overnight summer star, country singer Oliver Anthony, performs in Moyock, N.C., on Aug. 19.
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Although its content is essentially libertarian, the No. 1 song of the summer in the U.S. resonates with both some Democratic supporters and those on the Trumpist right.
Britain’s most famous iconoclast presents a show of humour, beauty, and irreverence that reflects the complexities and contradictions in being human.
Debt renegotiation between debtors (mostly older, minority women) and debt collectors (in green and from behind). December 2019, debt renegotiation fair in Vitoria (Espirito Santo) Brazil.
In different parts of the world, managing debt on a day-to-day basis is a real job, and one that is mainly taken on by women.
Henry Darger worked as a hospital custodian. After his death in 1973, hundreds of his illustrations were discovered.
The genre – also known as ‘folk art’ or ‘outsider art’ – serves as a reminder that art is a universal human pursuit.
Famed director Ousmane Sembène (centre, with trademark pipe) and a group of extras on set.
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Born 100 years ago this year, Africa’s most legendary filmmaker - and a prolific novelist -remains relevant through his beautifully crafted political works.
A striking worker at a Fridays for Future march during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.
The green movement has more to thank workers in polluting industries than you might expect.
Loretta Lynn’s music articulated the fears, dreams and anger of women living in a patriarchal society.
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Through songs such as ‘The Pill,’ Lynn addressed issues confronting all women. The country star died on Oct. 4 at age 90.
Best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich in a 2005 photo.
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The author, who died Sept. 1, 2022, inspired countless researchers to probe the injustices working people face.
Eden Lakes’s monsters are a group of working class children.
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A wave of new horror films leant into Tony Blair’s Asbo policy demonising young working class men, portraying them as the monsters that society should be scared of.
Accountancy firm KPMG’s plans for greater social balance should be applauded.
Trevor Ngwane, an activist and academic, shows how structures that emerged in the struggle against apartheid continue in democratic South Africa, now in conflict with the ruling ANC.
Having a diverse set of friends supports youth development.
Researchers consider how friendships that bridge across social class – “cross-class friendships” – contribute to middle school academic achievement differences based on level of parents’ education.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Attendees chant during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
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A sense – or fear – of victimhood pervades contemporary white supremacy from the extreme to the mainstream.
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.