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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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His working classes are naturally subservient, only in need of paternal-organic guidance, and desire only to work for the sake of working.
It just wouldn't be working class, would it, and furthermore, it would have ruined a top-grade film and excellent propaganda for the view that the ill of the working classes come wholly from the malice of the bourgeoisie
In order to jump one step ahead of the property developers, Seki wanted to build low-cost, high-quality municipal housing on undeveloped land to provide a pleasant environment for the working classes.
The working class will mobilize despite racism; other working classes, no less racist than ours, have been mobilized around class based instruments.
Merseyside and the North West is home to 13% of the country's poorer working classes (those in the bottom third of the asset distribution), by comparison with 9% of the country's wealthy working classes (those in the top third of the asset distribution)
This strong sense of community is seen as a crucial component of the Cockney spirit, which allowed members of the working classes to overcome their poverty, their poor living conditions and, eventually, even the bombing campaigns of the Luftwaffe.
In the process, Schocket shows how multiple and varied the needs and interests of the American working classes were, based on Little Blue Book authors and subjects ranging from Margaret Sanger on birth control, Thomas Paine, Clarence Darrow, George Bernard Shaw, African-American poetry, William Durant on the history of philosophy, as well as works by canonical writers such as Shakespeare and Poe.
In New England, people protested the drafting of citizens for the Revolutionary War as some, thing that hit the working classes hardest.
In the early twentieth century, economic concerns such as quick movement of freight, desire to increase ridership and to move workers to jobs more efficiently, and to reduce traffic congestion and accidents, eventually resulted in the creation of the subway-surface and elevated train lines through Center City, which promoted use by the working classes through cheaper fares, and made possible for them the separation of home from business that had promoted middle-class suburbanization.
These studies have demonstrated how the working classes contested with others on and for the urban terrain; often their neighborhoods' active uses of the street and public areas established their control over those spaces.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, social reformers and public officials strove to bring the blessings of a proper childhood to the urban poor and working classes.
4] From the New Left to the Labour Party right, a common starting point for the discussion of socialist strategy after 1959 was that the working classes had changed.