The Working-Class Studies Association aims to develop and promote multiple forms of scholarship, teaching, and activism related to working-class life and cultures.
The Journal of Working-Class Studies
The Journal of Working-Class Studies grew out of collaboration among members of the Working-Class Studies Association. It operates as an independent, open-access, scholarly publication with global reach, co-edited by Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre, University of Technology, Sydney. Christie Launius, Kansas State University, Manhattan, is its “Book Reviews” editor. The Journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both critical and creative work. For inquiries and to read the current call, suggest special issues, and submit work, please see the Journal’s website.
Book Notes is published on this website and provides brief summaries of new books in the field of working-class studies by and of interest to WCSA members. Cherie Rankin, Heartland Community College, Normal, Illinois, does fiction and poetry, and Jack Metzgar, emeritus, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, non-fiction books. Please send them suggestions from your corners of the world to consider for future editions.
Working-Class Perspectives is a blog of commentaries published twice monthly on current events related to working-class issues in higher-ed, popular culture, politics, and life. Its editors are Sherry Lee Linkon and John Russo, Georgetown University, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Washington, DC. Contributors discuss a variety of issues, from what class means to how it intersects with race, sexuality, and gender to how class is shaping politics. To read the blog and to learn about submitting work, please see its website.
Newsletters & Productions
The WCSA sends newsletters periodically to members. Find the most recent one under this page as well as previous letters: Newsletters. Read, listen, and watch creative content of spoken and written poems, experimental film, and a song from a musical by working-class creatives under the Creatives Corner area of our website. Listen to our podcast here: WCSA Talks.