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Rethinking Class In The 21st Century – a four part event series, 29th April – 28th June 2023

April 19, 2023

How does the work you do influence your political thinking? Where are the dividing class lines in modern Britain? Who are the petty bourgeoisie? How have they shaped our society, culture and politics? What does their continuing rise mean for the future of the left, and how have class relations changed as a result?

Join us for a series of four events exploring these questions and many more, inspired by the book A Nation of Shopkeepers: The Unstoppable Rise of the Petty Bourgeoisie by Dan Evans. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples, Evans’ book sheds light on this often misidentified class that occupies a precarious position between the working class and the bourgeoisie, and challenges us to rethink our assumptions about wider class identities and struggles.

Each event will feature discussions with experts and activists from different class-related fields and perspectives. There will also be an opportunity for audience questions and comments. We hope you will join in and share your perspective on how class relations are changing and how we can improve our understanding to create a culture of meaningful social change.

Please note: these events will NOT be taking place at Housmans, but at a nearby events space, the St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, directly behind the British Library, and adjoining the Francis Crick Institute.

For more info on each event and tickets please see below:

Are labels like ‘working class’ and ‘middle class’ still relevant today?
Dan Evans with Tom Gann
Sat 29th April – 4pm

Tickets available here

Lumpen and Working Class Power. Dan Evans with D Hunter.
Sat 27th May – 4pm

Tickets available here

The Education System and Class Hierarchy. Dan Evans with Michaela Rafferty
Sat 10th June – 4pm

Tickets available here

The Professional Managerial Class and their politics. Dan Evans with Catherine Liu and George Hoare
Wed 28th June – 7pm

Tickets available here

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