[Marxism] Chavs:The Demonization of the Working Class

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jul 13 12:15:37 MDT 2011


On 7/13/2011 2:09 PM, David Szydloski wrote:
> Cheers Louis for posting the "Chavs" review from the NYT.
>
> There's also  good two part discussion with the author of "Chavs", Owen
> Jones, on the New Left Project website:
>
> (Part 1)
> http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/from_salt_of_the_earth_to_scum_on_the_streets
>
> (Part 2)
> http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/from_salt_of_the_earth_to_scum_on_the_streets_part_2
>
> There is also a good review up at the Guardian:
>
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/31/chav-vile-word-fractured-britain

Just a reminder. Owen is not the only person with this analysis:

http://www.runnymedetrust.org/uploads/publications/pdfs/WhoCaresAboutTheWhiteWorkingClass-2009.pdf

Kate Gavron
Introduction:
The White Working Class and Multiculturalism:
Is There Space for a Progressive Agenda? 3
Kjartan Páll Sveinsson

1. Class in the 21st Century 7
Wendy Bottero

2. Education: The Numbers Game and the Construction
of White Racial Victimhood 15
David Gillborn

3. Making Sense of White Working Class Educational
Underachievement 22
Diane Reay

4. Beyond the Pale: Chavs, Youth and Social Class 28
Anoop Nayak

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