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.
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?