Category: Class

Which side are you on?

New Press, The | June 29, 2004 | 355 pages
The comic, poignant, one-of-a-kind book that "reads like an enthralling novel" (Studs Terkel). When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback... More Info

Put to work

Monthly Review Pr | November 30, 2009 | 136 pages
With unemployment surging to record levels and the economy in freefall, experts are looking to the Great Depression for lessonsin stimulating job creation. Then, as now, the system was unableto provide the jobs and financial support desperately needed by millions of people. But thenin the 1930sthe... More Info

Back to School

The New Press | September 18, 2012 | 206 pages
"It's a statistic that's sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the "nontraditional" college student... More Info

Hard Times

The New Press | October 9, 2012 | 441 pages
Recreates the character and atmosphere of this dramatic era in a collage of recollections by both well-known and obscure Americans.  More Info

Resistance Behind Bars

Pm Press | March 1, 2009 | 258 pages
"In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security prison at Bedford Hills staged what is known as the August Rebellion. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, the women fought off guards, holding seven of them hostage, and took over sections of the prison. While many have heard... More Info

Education and Capitalism

March 13, 2012 | 220 pages
In this collection teachers from across the country unravel the lies spun about public education by corporate board room ?reformers.”  More Info

Live Bait and Ammo

March 13, 2012 | 200 pages
Workers' rights are not defined by law or contract. Workers' rights are defined by struggle. These biting shopfloor bulletins chronicle a decade of autoworker resistance to ever-expanding concessions pressured upon them by union bureaucrats and company men alike. Offering a takedown of both the... More Info

Ours to Master and to Own

July 5, 2011 | 400 pages
From the very dawn of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organised themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes and even gone so far as to challenge the premises of the system by enacting democratic self-management aimed at controlling production. A groundbreaking volume on workers' history,... More Info

Social Capital, Children and Young People

The Policy Press | June 15, 2012 | 256 pages
The idea of social capital—people's relationships and networks—greatly interests policymakers, but evidence of how it actually works is scant. This unique collection explores the social capital of children and young people, and in one case parents and teachers, in a wide range of formal and... More Info

Scattered Sand

Verso | August 21, 2012 | 316 pages
First-hand report on the largest migration inhuman history. Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China’s GDP,... More Info

Thailand's Hidden Workforce

Zed Books | June 15, 2012 | 208 pages
Millions of Burmese women migrate into Thailand each year to form the basis of the Thai agricultural and manufacturing workforce. Un-documented and unregulated, this army of migrant workers constitutes the ultimate "disposable" labor force, enduring grueling working conditions and much aggression... More Info

Emergent publics

Arbeiter Ring Pub | July 17, 2019 | 102 pages
Recently much of the Left has shifted emphasis away from issues of class, toward "democracy." Indeed, democracy is now emerging as an overarching label for the goals of anti-globalization activists. What is the relationship between such social movements and democracy? In Emergent Publics, Ian Angus... More Info

Breadline USA

Polipoint Press | April 2, 2011 | 208 pages
Trapped in a triangle of the housing market collapse, rising energy costs, and an increasingly dysfunctional healthcare system, America's working poor are now battling an even more formidable enemy: hunger. This time, the battle is taking place well outside of the media spotlight, which has focused... More Info

The Lost Soul of Higher Education

The New Press | September 14, 2010 | 290 pages
Schrecker, the leading historian of the McCarthy-era witch hunts, examines both the key fronts in the present battles over higher ed, and their historical parallels in previous eras – offering a deeply-researched chronicle of the challenges to academic freedom, set against the rapidly changing... More Info

A Nation of Outsiders

February 4, 2011 | 386 pages
At mid-century, Americans increasingly fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye and Marlon Brando's Johnny in The Wild One, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists like the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. These emotions... More Info

Policing and prisons in the Middle East

Columbia Univ Pr | September 30, 2010 | 300 pages
In the Middle East, the emergence of the modern nation-state has also produced a concentration in coercive power. The region now harbors numerous mukhabarat states that extensively police and incarcerate its citizens, engaging in widespread torture and implementing spectacular punishments. This... More Info

From the local to the global

Pluto Pr | September 15, 2009 | 308 pages
“Think global, act locally” is a phrase often used to describe the importance of popular activism and an awareness of the issues surrounding globalization and development. This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding... More Info

Poverty and neoliberalism

Pluto Press | May 25, 2007 | 237 pages
Why do so many people worldwide suffer hunger and poverty when there is enough food and other resources globally to prevent it? This book shows how famine and food insecurity is an essential part of modern capitalism. Although trade, debt relief, and development initiatives are important, they do... More Info

Understanding Inequalities

Polity | August 16, 2011 | 204 pages
Bringing together the latest empirical evidence with a discussion of sociological debates surrounding inequality, this book explores a broad range of inequalities in people's lives. As well as treating the core sociological topics of class, ethnicity and gender, it examines how inequalities are... More Info

Moving Working Families Forward

NYU Press | October 1, 2011 | 253 pages
Even as our political system remains deeply divided between right and left", there is a clear yearning for a more moderate third way that navigates an intermediate position to address the most pressing issues facing the United States today.Moving Working Families Forwardpoints to a Third Way... More Info

Class Matters

New Society Pub | April 1, 2005 | 177 pages
A practical handbook for bridging class divisions, designed for the busy activist.  More Info

From Consent to Coercion

Univ of Toronto Pr | August 23, 2008 | 280 pages
Published Under the Garamond Imprint  More Info

The Lexicon of Labor

New Press, The | June 15, 2010 | 208 pages
A decade after its original publication, here is a new edition of The Lexicon of Labor-filled with dozens of fresh and updated terms for a new generation of readers. With descriptions of more than five hundred key places, people, and events in American labor history, this one-of-a-kind reference... More Info

Relational Accountability

November 15, 2011 | 240 pages
Accountability is a central yet vague and misunderstood term in development, which attracts little consensus on what it is or on the best route to achieving it. In this insightful new book, Moncrieffe argues that the traditionally narrow interpretation of accountability obscures relationships,... More Info


November 15, 2009 | 200 pages
"The chapters of this book were originally presented as draft papers at the conference 'The politics of urban poverty, exclusion and violence: comparative analysis and policy insights,' organized in The Hague on 27 and 28 September 2007"--P. vii.  More Info

Development with a body

July 1, 2008 | 257 pages
Sex and sexuality have always had a place at the heart of the development agenda - from concerns regarding population and environment, to practices in education and efforts for protecting reproductive health and rights. Yet this agenda has largely focused on negative dimensions of sexuality -... More Info

Tough on kids

Purich Pub | September 1, 2003 | 271 pages
Special circumstances facing Aboriginal youth Fetal alcohol syndrome and effect Restorative justice techniques Innovations used in England, Australia, and New Zealand Innovative Canadian approaches Theories about crime and punishment The provisions of Youth Criminal Justice Act Does our current,... More Info

The Making of the English Working Class

Penguin | July 17, 1991 | 958 pages

Where the Other Half Lives: Lower Income Housing in a Neoliberal World

Pluto Pr | May 1, 2009 | 224 pages

Death of the Liberal Class

November 29, 2011 | 256 pages
Asserts that the liberal class has failed to confront the rise of the corporate state and argues that the five parts of the liberal establishment--the press, liberal religious institutions, unions, universities, and the Democratic Party--are more concerned with status and privilege than justice and... More Info

Nice Work If You Can Get It

NYU Press | April 1, 2009 | 264 pages
2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that—a dream? In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Andrew Ross... More Info

Cracks in the pavement

Univ of California Pr | September 1, 2008 | 487 pages
Woven throughout with rich details of everyday life, this original, on-the-ground study of poor neighborhoods challenges much prevailing wisdom about urban poverty, shedding new light on the people, institutions, and culture in these communities. Over the course of nearly a decade, Martín... More Info

Critical Criminology in Canada

University of British Columbia Press | December 1, 2010 | 319 pages
Canada's criminal justice landscape has been shaped by contrary trends in recent years. As the crime rate declines, policy-makers continue to push for tough-on-crime legislation, and university criminology programs continue to expand. Given this context, what does the future hold for criminal... More Info

A Thousand Dreams

Greystone Books | October 1, 2009 | 319 pages
In this mix of history, journalism, political analysis, and first-person accounts, former chief coroner and Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell, renowned criminologist Neil Boyd, and investigative journalist Lori Culbert, offer a portrait of one of North America’s poorest, most drug-challenged... More Info