Working-Class Studies Association Conference (Kent)

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Date: 03/09/2019 - 06/09/2019
Time: All Day

The Working-Class Studies Association Conference 2019, ‘Beyond the Heartlands’ will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury – 3-6 September 2019.

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, creative writers, and economists amongst others. 

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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