Come join us for the WCSA24 Conference at SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island, New York and on Zoom, June 6-8, 2024. Read the call, get info on the “Young Scholars and Activist Award,” Travel support, and find out how to submit here: WCSA Conferences. Deadline? December 15, 2023. Don’t miss it!
Amidst the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the dramatic changes in work, Working-Class Studies Association members have been writing about circumstances for workers and the working class.
At the Working-Class Perspectives Blog, Sherry Linkon wrote about how the move to online instruction is highlighting class disparities in higher education. Most recently, Sarah Attfield wrote about how working-class people “hold society together.” And a week earlier, Kathy Newman wrote about class, capitalism, and coronavirus at Disney’s newest attraction.
At the Everyday Sociology Blog, Colby King wrote about how the working class and service industry workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 economy.
How are you seeing the pandemic changing circumstances for workers and the working class? If you’ve got writing out about how the pandemic is reshaping work and life for the working class, let us know. Share links to your writing at @wcstudies on Twitter, or at email@example.com and we will share it here.
The June 2019 issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies includes a series of reviewed articles, a creative piece, a student essay pod, and book reviews.
Click here for the latest issue.
The Working-Class Studies Association is pleased to announce The Journal of Working-Class Studies. JWCS is an online, open-access, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that brings together the work of scholars, writers, artists and activists who are committed to the study and representation of working-class life. We aim to publish writing about the global working class – a diverse group of people whose commonality is their position in classed societies.
The inaugural issue features an introduction by editors Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre; articles by leaders in the field of working-class studies such as Sherry Lee Linkon, John Russo, Jack Metzgar, and Michael Zweig; and work from emerging voices whose scholarship focuses on the many intersections of class. Also included are reviews of books by Tim Sheard, Michelle Tokarczyk and George Lakey.
We invite submissions that contribute significant knowledge to our understanding of who the global working class(es) are and have been, as well as what it means to ‘study’ class, conceptually and as a socio-economic reality. We especially encourage work that explores how class intersects with other vectors of identity and experience, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, and citizenship status. The journal reviews books that feature working-class people, communities, culture, history, politics, and/or experience as a crucial component of their scholarly or artistic vision. We also invite artists to submit short comics or excerpts of longer works. For further information about submissions, please visit our “Instructions for Authors” page.
Formed in 2003, the Working-Class Studies Association is an international organization which promotes the study of working-class people and their culture. The Working-Class Studies Association is made up of academics, activists, teachers, writers, poets, journalists, practitioners, students, artists and a wide range of others interested in developing the field of working-class studies. The organization holds an annual conference as well as other events to promote the field (including a variety of awards), and act as a discussion forum for working-class issues. The organization is based in North America and has members world-wide.
We hope you will enjoy the new Journal of Working-Class Studies!
To contact the founding editors, Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal of Working-Class Studies is published by the Working-Class Studies Association c/o The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074, USA.