Working 9 to 5: Class Diversity and Clerical Organizing by Ellen Cassedy “The early 1970s was a time of profound economic transformation. Women from across the class spectrum were flooding into the workforce by the millions. I was one of them. At the age of 22, … Continue reading Working-Class Perspectives, October
WCSA is excited to sponsor this free webinar on Oct. 30 at 8pm EST. Here’s a note from one of the hosts, Besty Leondar-Wright! “Hello friends, Anxious about the midterm elections? Wondering what’s the story behind surprising voting behavior? I hope you’ll join me, Pulitzer … Continue reading Free Webinar on Working-Class Voters!
If you would be willing to participate in a qualitative study of the impacts of class background on our lives and work as sociologists, please send an email to Allison Hurst at email@example.com. We are looking for about five more people to interview before we conclude data collection! *Note: Our … Continue reading Calling all working-class and first-gen sociologists!
In 2021-2022, WCSA did a survey with members to learn the cities and countries where we are currently living. This map reflects our locations. Click the view larger map icon in the upper right to access Google Earth. Come join us across the globe! *Special … Continue reading Where’s WCSA?
Cherie Rankin reviews David Heska Wanbli Weiden’s debut novel Winter Counts in the latest issue of the Journal of Working-Class Studies. Winter Counts is a riveting look at the power of family, tradition, and connection. Set on the Lakota Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the author draws … Continue reading Cherie Rankin Reviews ‘Winter Counts’ by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
We understand war through the stories and images available to us, which may not always capture the economic hardships that war brings. In the case of Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, videos and photographs offer stories of collective efforts by Ukrainians but also the individual characters … Continue reading This Week’s Working-Class Perspectives