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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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SOCI 277 - Working Class Studies


1 unit(s)
This course explores the emerging, multidisciplinary field of working class studies in the current context of the global restructuring of labor and capital; the massive erosion of economic security, and the persisting significance of class as a category of social analysis. We examine core themes in this field including the centrality of the working class globally, historically and in the contemporary U.S. In addition, we emphasize intersections of class, race, gender and sexuality; the history of working class movements and unionism; routinized labor; migrant farm labor; prison labor; the working class in the academy; and media representations of the working class. We continually highlight the role of activism and social movements among working class people and the potential for social change. Eileen Leonard.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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