Tag: working class

Don Nonini: Scoring the U.S. Working Class: Expropriation and Digitalization

focaal_admin , March 28th, 2022


Introduction Working-class people in the United States are now at a turning point – whether to compliantly return to the pre-Covid conditions capital set for them, or to…


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Massimiliano Mollona: Why the End of Work Will Not Be the End of Capitalism

focaal_admin , February 22nd, 2022


One of the lowest moments of my undergraduate studies in Economics back in the 1990s happened whilst reading Tom Peters’ Liberation Management (1992), where the management guru/McKinsey-associate pro…


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David Graeber LSE Tribute Seminar: Bullshit Jobs

focaal_admin , February 18th, 2022


Chair: Alpa Shah Discussants: Massimiliano Mollona & Andrew Sanchez When David Graeber published his article ‘On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs’ in Strike! in 2013, he knew he st…


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Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2020


Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a…


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David Flood takes the page 99 test

| , October 21st, 2019


My dissertation examines everyday interactions between two groups of white people in the US who to all appearances should get along but don’t, despite their sustained efforts towards…


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Book Review: Young Working-Class Men in Transition by Steven Roberts

Rose Deller , June 4th, 2019


In Young Working-Class Men in Transition, Steven Roberts draws on a seven-year longitudinal study of young working-class men in the south-east of England to counter dominant narratives surrounding wor…


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Brexit, the Uncivil War: Watering Myths with the Teardrops of the Ruling Class

Maximilian C. Forte , May 21st, 2019


What have been billed as momentous EU Parliament elections are taking place this week (May 23–26), and it seemed like the right time to review some Brexit films—one…


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Book Review: Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes by Diane Reay

Rose Deller , March 22nd, 2018


In Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes, Diane Reay draws on interviews with over 500 children to explore the class inequalities that persist in UK education today from the…


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Book Review: Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class edited by Nathan Connolly

Rose Deller , November 30th, 2017


Inspired by the collection The Good Immigrant, Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class brings together 22 stories reflecting on working-class lives and experiences…


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The Dying Days of Liberalism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 19th, 2017


How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project What a sight to behold. These are the dying days, counting down soon to the final hours,…


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Anthropologists and “Illegal Immigrants”

Maximilian C. Forte , December 28th, 2016


In this second of two recent articles on migration I examine the writings of three anthropologists— Nicholas P. De Genova, Andrew Kipnis, and Luis F.B. Plascencia—concerning usage of…


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Open Borders, Global Citizenship, and the Working Class

Maximilian C. Forte , December 27th, 2016


In this and the next article I will discuss some of the politically contentious issues surrounding what some of us call “illegal immigration,” with reference to the works…


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Trump and Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , November 18th, 2016


“We are the new Indians…there are people today who want to discover us again, who want to conquer, enslave, and colonize us, and who want to use us…


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Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos?

Maximilian C. Forte , September 8th, 2016


“Obama, the cerebral son of an anthropologist”—this is how the Associated Press touted soon to be ex-president Barack Obama on his visit to Laos this week. The AP…


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The Working Class, Identity Politics and New Victorian History

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Against the Labouring Classes: Identity Politics in the New Victorian Age The New Victorianism serves to not only divert politics into issues of morality and identity, it works…


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The Ultimate Proletarian and the Neoliberal Condition

Maximilian Forte , June 11th, 2016


“Proletarian” has acquired many layers of meaning over the centuries, possibly in part because the many, historically changing situations of proletarians became more complex. Since the advent of…


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Review of a Film by Michael Moore: “Where to Invade Next” (2016)

Maximilian Forte , May 25th, 2016


Having seen almost all of Michael Moore’s films to date, I have no difficulty in applauding “Where to Invade Next” as his best film yet. I may have…


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