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|This updated edition includes a new chapter exploring the causes and consequences of the UK riots in the summer of 2011.|
|The added embarrass- ment of being down the Coach and Horses with Joseph |
Woolley in October 1801 would have ... not that I have a right to speak for working
-class men (dead or alive) out of my superior and experiential knowledge, but ...
|new car, go out to dinner at most once a year, never spend more than ten dollars |
for a Christmas present, and have no ... income, it is true (a bit below the national
median family income of $41,000 that year), but their jobs are working class. ...
This way of asking “Is this all there is? ... But “these things are getting out of reach
for working Americans,” who are being squeezed to the point that they “live ...
|For reasons it would take more than this inquiry to fully define, they were out of |
touch with the neighbours, the yard, the street. They had this powerful sense of
being surrounded by vast numbers of orthodox Labour voters ('If a donkey stood
for Socialist candidate here, he'd get in! ... But all these propagandists come out,
these Labour party agitators – why they pour it into themselves so much that they
Robin Griffiths - 2008 - 227 pages
|Background: Beyond the fairy tale Both Beautiful Thing (Hettie MacDonald, 1996) |
and Get Real (Simon Shore, 1999) are debut films of ... interview that his goal
was 'to have a hopeful, happy ending story about being gay and being working
class and coming out'.1 He was ... he felt that 'just as in Beverly Hills 90210 there
should be an element in Beautiful Thing of it all working out nicely, so that we
|can't keep up with them, and we certainly can't beat them, if we keep on doing |
things the way we do them now. ... coming into your union and laying a line on
you, or about a caucus being organized in your union to push this or that idea.
That is the old way that certain radicals and socialists, trying to "educate" the
working class, managed to educate workers to distrust, ... These things are
complementary for the working class, meaning, by doing one of them you help
out with the others.
|Similarly, Danielle Jones, another workingclass, African American woman, spoke |
of one of her children, “who wanders. ... In this kind of talk, these parents suggest
a greater willingness to accept their children—with all their foibles and difficulties
—as they are and then to find solutions that work for both ... Second, the working-
class and middle-class parents spoke about dangers as being closer at hand.
|They have described the shame they felt over their class of origin, masquerading |
at college as something other than who they ... A great chasm of difference and
distinctions seems to yawn between the workingclass college student and her
home and ... Going to college has been a way to “get out”, to “move up” and “
away” from the past. ... Although I hesitate to admit it, I have to tell you that the
only time my parents and I and my brother and my sister have all been together
since I left ...
Michelle Tea - 2003 - 224 pages
|Of course minimum-wage work is bone- crushing drudgery, difficult to live on, |
even more difficult to get out of. ... I knew that these stories were out there, and
the image they'd present of the working-class experience in the U.S. would be
deeper and more ... We are all survivors, and have no use for the pity and
condescension that often accompany discussions about our lives. ... Poor people
are always left out of the intellectual conversation, despite being the subjects of
Brian Jackson - 1998 - 184 pages
|And everybody else they all looked at me, and I cried upstairs because I couldn't |
get anybody to dance with me, and then somebody danced with me and I thought
I'd got a partner, but it turned out it was a girl I went with, that had put him up to it.
So next time I ... We've got to think first of all of getting this on a local scale ;
everybody in Huddersfield being co-operative and community-minded. Then on a