Working Class


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Working Class

The class of persons who perform physical labor, skilled labor, domestic duties or similar tasks. Persons in the working class often earn an hourly wage and many (though far from all) have low job security. Examples of those with working class occupations include food servers, miners and construction workers. Some, though not all, are poorly paid. The working class is closely related to, but distinct from, the working poor. See also: Blue collar.
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The working class has also disappeared from other forms of popular entertainment in Britain.
Because the working classes do not have access to the same amount or kind of wealth-producing information as the non-working classes, to privilege the 'purely' economic would be to divorce the working class from its habitus, the day-to-day world in which it negotiates.
The term working class "used to be a badge of pride, but not any more for most peoplewhostill call themselves working class", said Deborah Mattinson, founder of Britain-Thinks.
There would no longer be space for programmes like those mentioned because they all dealt in one way or another with difficult issues that directly affected the working class, and which policy makers find uncomfortable.
The section of the working class that is aspirational, upwardly mobile, that wants to get on, up, and out.
Moreover, there are good theoretical reasons to expect union membership to have an influence on the white working class.
As a textbook, The British Working Class is narrative as opposed to historiographical, and no mention is made of scholarly debates.
Encouraged by this new illusion that everything bourgeois was wrong and all that was salt-of-the-earth working class was admirable, the new reformers of society took the attitude that anything the bourgeois can do we can do better and set about dismantling what they saw as the hallowed bastions of privilege that had for many years kept the working classes in subjection.
The profit drop suggests a deep contradiction in Wal-Mart's seemingly altruistic goal of bringing abundance to the American working class.
A report from Liverpool Victoria found that 44 percent of West Midlanders see themselves as working class and 43 percent as middle class.
While the middle class could reside in safe and sanitary neighbourhoods, much of the working class was confined to unsafe and unsanitary living conditions.
I still identify with working class and low-income people and the economic challenges they face.