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The Resource The new minority : white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality, Justin Gest

The new minority : white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality, Justin Gest

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The new minority : white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality
Title
The new minority
Title remainder
white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality
Statement of responsibility
Justin Gest
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle of British and American societies. But today members of the same demographic, feeling silenced and ignored by mainstream parties, have moved to the political margins. In the United States and the United Kingdom, economic disenfranchisement, nativist sentiments and fear of the unknown among this group have even inspired the creation of new right-wing parties and resulted in a remarkable level of support for fringe political candidates, most notably Donald Trump. Answers to the question of how to rebuild centrist coalitions in both the U.S. and U.K. have become increasingly elusive. How did a group of people synonymous with Middle Britain and Middle America drift to the ends of the political spectrum? What drives their emerging radicalism? And what could possibly lead a group with such enduring numerical power to, in many instances, consider themselves a "minority" in the countries they once defined? In The New Minority, Justin Gest speaks to people living in once thriving working class cities--Youngstown, Ohio and Dagenham, England--to arrive at a nuanced understanding of their political attitudes and behaviors. In this daring and compelling book, he makes the case that tension between the vestiges of white working class power and its perceived loss have produced the unique phenomenon of white working class radicalization.--
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Gest, Justin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Right-wing extremists
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The new minority : white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality, Justin Gest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-246) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : political marginality in the post-traumatic city -- The new minority : a counter-narrative and its politics -- Peripheral visions : the politics of displacement in East London -- After the fall : the politics of insecurity in Youngstown, Ohio -- Institutions : structures of a crumbling polity -- Identities : prisms of culture and class -- Deprivations : alternative understandings of social hierarchy -- Measuring marginality : American and British support for the radical right -- The untouchables : who can appeal to the white working class?
Control code
ocn948339104
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780190632557
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948339104
Label
The new minority : white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality, Justin Gest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : political marginality in the post-traumatic city -- The new minority : a counter-narrative and its politics -- Peripheral visions : the politics of displacement in East London -- After the fall : the politics of insecurity in Youngstown, Ohio -- Institutions : structures of a crumbling polity -- Identities : prisms of culture and class -- Deprivations : alternative understandings of social hierarchy -- Measuring marginality : American and British support for the radical right -- The untouchables : who can appeal to the white working class?
Control code
ocn948339104
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780190632557
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948339104

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