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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