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The white working class : what everyone needs to know

Author: Justin Gest
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who are white working class people? What do they believe? What has driven them to break so sharply with the world's trajectory toward a more borderless, interconnected meritocracy? The White Working Class: What Everyone Needs to Know® presents the context for understanding the political ideologies, actions, and behavior of this complicated constituency. Providing an accessible introduction to the white working  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gest, Justin.
White working class.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017051420
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Gest
ISBN: 9780190861421 0190861428
OCLC Number: 1012687730
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 194 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; The White Working Class; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction and Definitions. What does it mean to be "white"?; What does it mean to be "working class"?; How do these understandings change across countries?; What are the narratives of the white working class across time?; What are the demographics of white working-​class people?; Where do white working-​class people live?; 2. White Working-​Class People and Identity. Is white identity on the rise?; Why do white working-​class people feel marginalized? Is it reasonable to think of white working-​class people as a "minority"?; Why is immigration so pivotal to white working-​class politics?; Is white working-​class angst merely racism?; 3. White Working-​Class Attitudes and Beliefs. What are white working-​class partisan trends?; What are white working-​class policy ideologies and attitudes?; Do white working-​class people consume fewer government resources than others?; Are white working-​class people losing jobs to immigrants and minority groups?; What drives white working-​class tolerance and intolerance of ethnic minorities? 4. White Working-​Class People and Voting. What are white working-​class voting trends over time?; Why do white working-​class people support Donald Trump and Radical Right parties?; Will Trumpism outlast Donald Trump?; How will white working-​class people change the Republican Party?; Do white working-​class people vote against their own interests?; 5. Public Debates about White Working-​class People. Was the white working class ever "on top"?; Are white working-​class people "trapped" in poverty?; How has the decline in unions affected white working-​class politics?; What does the left have to do to win working-​class white votes?; Can white working-​class problems be solved?; Notes; Index
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Justin Gest.

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Who are white working class people? What do they believe? What has driven them to break so sharply with the world's trajectory toward a more borderless, interconnected meritocracy? The White Working Class: What Everyone Needs to Know® presents the context for understanding the political ideologies, actions, and behavior of this complicated constituency. Providing an accessible introduction to the white working class, this book argues that they must be understood if the world is to address and respond to the social and political phenomena they are driving.

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