Working-Class Studies Association Conference 2019

deadline for submissions: 
March 25, 2019
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Working-Class Studies Association

University of Kent, Canterbury – 3-6 September 2019

Working-Class Studies Beyond the Heartlands

With a growing awareness of class-based inequality, Brexit, and a new willingness to discuss working-class issues, we are pleased to announce that the next conference of the Working- Class Studies Association will be held in the UK in September 2019. In its fifteen-year history, this will be the first time the Working-Class Studies Association will hold its conference outside its heartland of the USA. This conference aims to build and consolidate work being carried out currently in the UK and Europe with the USA and elsewhere in the world.

Working-Class Studies as a field seeks to bring together academics, activists, artists and others interested in working-class issues and themes. As an interdisciplinary field, it brings together sociologists, literary scholars, anthropologists, geographers, historians, cultural studies scholars, poets and economists amongst others. We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels and other forms of representation.

Conference themes will include:

Class and Education

Deindustrialisation, Work and Class

Nostalgia, Memory, Heritage and Loss

Class Cultures and Identities

Working-Class Health and Embodiment

Place, Belonging and Class

Class and its Intersections

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