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.
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.