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by Lisa McKenzie  |  22nd July 2022

“The mad yellow book” gives a voice through a graphic novel to the marginalised working-class experience. Lisa McKenzie of Working Class Collective reflects on how The Lockdown Diaries of the Working Class brought people together, through the solidarity it created virtually. …Read more

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Lee Marsden presents findings from his study examining the way social class has been portrayed in the UK media during the age of austerity.…Read more

by Teresa Crew  |  19th August 2021

Teresa Crew, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Bangor University, speaks about diversity in the academy and the importance of paying attention to the experiences of working-class academics.…Read more

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by Shaun Wilson  |  2nd June 2021

In our latest article on Transforming Society, Shaun Wilson makes the case for seizing this moment for a reform of the living wage for the benefit of wealth redistribution, worker health, productivity and social justice.…Read more

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This impact case study shows the impact of Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison’s book on class inequality, and charts who in politics and the elite industries have been listening to its recommendations. …Read more

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by Lisa McKenzie  |  8th April 2021

Lisa Mckenzie launches the Kickstarter campaign Lockdown Diaries of the Working Class (UK), the publication of a graphic novel through which marginalised working-class people voice their own experience, rather than have it spoken about. …Read more

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by Lisa McKenzie  |  9th June 2020

Jess Miles speaks to Lisa Mckenzie, author of Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain, about the impact of lockdown on working class people and what lessons we have learned and should be learning.…Read more

Hands in the middle
by Wendy Luttrell  |  31st March 2020

We live in a society where care is commodified, coerced, invisible and ‘passed on’ to others in ways that sustain inequality. Wendy Luttrell, author of 'Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care', shows that it is time for a new narrative.…Read more

Discover 7 ways employers can help tackle the class ceiling in this short video, taken from The Class Ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison:

by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison  |  8th April 2019

An edited excerpt from the epilogue of The Class Ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison.…Read more