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White Working Class.

Author: Joan C Williams
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Around the world, populist movements are gaining traction among the white working class. Meanwhile, the professional elite--journalists, managers, and establishment politicians--is on the outside looking in, and left to argue over the reasons why. In White Working Class, Joan C. Williams, described as "something approaching rock star status" in her field by the New York Times, explains why so much of the elite's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Williams
ISBN: 9781633693784 1633693783
OCLC Number: 1008905466
Description: 112 pages
Contents: Why talk about class? --
Who is the working class? --
Why does the working class resent the poor? --
Why does the working class resent professionals but admire the rich? --
Why doesn't the working class just move to where the jobs are? --
Why doesn't the working class get with it and go to college? --
Why don't they push their kids harder to succeed? --
How racist is the working class? --
How sexist is the working class? --
Don't they understand that manufacturing jobs aren't coming back? --
Why don't working-class men just take "pink-collar" jobs? --
Why don't the people who benefit most from government help seem to appreciate it? --
Can we embrace the white working class without abandoning our values and our allies? --
How the class culture gap drives politics.


Joan C. Williams explains how the term "working class" has been misapplied--it is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. This demographic often resents both the poor and the  Read more...


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"her diagnosis of the problem is spot-on and consistently thought-provoking." -- Bloomberg View"A wake-up call for the elite, as well as an analysis of the state of the world." -- Fly BMI"One of the Read more...

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