Readings and Resources on Deindustrialization

In conjunction with her book The Half-Life of Deindustrialziation, Sherry Linkon has organized a guide to literature related to deindustrialization here.

If you’re looking for readings and resources on the topic, it’s a great place to start. You can also find the link under the “Resources” tab here on the WCSA homepage.

The Half-Life of Deindustrialization

CFP for Special Issue on Indigenous Americas JWCS

The Journal of Working-Class Studies will feature a special issue on Indigenous Americas edited by Dr. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is July 15, 2018.  Final submissions will be due by October 15, 2018.
Click here for the full call for papers.

2018 WCSA Awards Dinner

The Awards Dinner celebrated the winners of this year’s WCSA Awards.  Several additional awards were also announced, including the Young Scholars & Activists Fellowships and the newly-established Jake Ryan Book Award, which honors a publication from the past two years that speaks to issues of importance to the working-class academic experience.  The inaugural award goes to Diane Reay for MiseducationInequality, Education and the Working Classes.  “This work” as one judge wrote,” is an important capstone to a long career exploring class and education.  Reay artfully weaves together a trenchant critique of the educational system and its pretensions to facilitating social mobility with biographical anecdotes of passionate intensity.”

This year’s WCSA Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Paul Lauter.  He served as president of the American Studies Association and is the founding editor of the journal Radical Teacher and the author or editor of several books, including Literature, Class, and Culture and, most recently, A History of American Working-Class Literature.  As Michelle Tokarczyk writes, “As a working-class scholar and educator, there are so many ways I’m indebted to Paul Lauter. He was instrumental in founding The Feminist Press, which publishes books I teach every year. His anthology Literature, Class, and Culture includes a wide representation of texts that help students to understand what class is and how it works.”

For a complete list of awardees, click here.  Congratulations to all!





Images from the first two days of the WCSA Conference



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WCSA 2018 Conference Live Streaming

The Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice, and Policy will be live-streaming all the sessions, subject to the approval of presenters, at this year’s WSCA conference June 7-9.   The streams will appear as posts on the Center’s Facebook page. Please spread the word among your own colleagues and friends, and across interested networks, so that others can tune into your own talks and any and all of the rest of the sessions.