The Other America: White working class views on belonging, change, identity and immigration

Harris Beider, Stacy Harwood, Kusminder Chahal

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Abstract

This report presents an analysis of white working-class communities’ perspectives on belonging, change, identity, and immigration. Recent studies about the white working class focus on national politics, religion, and immigration; this study tells a national story from a grassroots perspective with an eye toward the prospects for cross-racial coalition building between working-class white communities and communities of color. The project’s goals were to increase understanding about white working-class communities in America, to disrupt the negative narrative about the white working class by contextualizing its issues and challenges, and to put forward practical ideas for cros-sracial coalition building.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherCoventry University
Commissioning bodyOpen Society Foundations
Number of pages64
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84600-078-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-84600-078-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • White working class
  • United States
  • Race
  • Class

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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  • Research Output

    White working-class voices: Multiculturalism, community-building and change

    Beider, H., 28 Oct 2015, Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • White working class views of neighbourhood, cohesion and change

    Beider, H., Nov 2011, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Identities: fluid or fixed

    Beider, H., 2010, Public Service Futures Research Report Volume 5: The future of identity and belonging. London: OPM, p. 19-22

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    Beider, H., Harwood, S., & Chahal, K. (2017). The Other America: White working class views on belonging, change, identity and immigration. Coventry: Coventry University.