Please see below for a cfp seeking essays on austerity in popular culture. Claire and I have had some excellent submissions so far, and are particularly interested in receiving further abstracts about austerity/class in popular music...
HARD TIMES: AUSTERITY AND POPULAR CULTURE
Edited by Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan
"I said pretend you've got no money, she just laughed and said oh you're so funny. I said yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here." ("Common People", Pulp)
"I decree today that life
Is simply taking and not giving
England is mine - it owes me a living" ("Still Ill", The Smiths)
"Folks don't laugh so loud when you've a grand in your back pocket." (The Full Monty)