by Harvey, Laura, Leaney, Sarah, Noble, Danny
Fiction & related items
by Harvey, Laura, Leaney, Sarah, Noble, Danny | Fiction & related items
Published 23/06/2022 by Icon Books in the United Kingdom as part of the Graphic Guides series
Paperback | 176 pages, Black and white illustrations throughout; Black and white illustrations throughout
What do we mean by social class in the 21st century?
University of Brighton sociologists Laura Harvey and Sarah Leaney and award-winning comics creator Danny Noble present an utterly unique, illustrated journey through the history, sociology and lived experience of class. What can class tell us about gentrification, precarious work, the role of elites in society, or access to education? How have thinkers explored class in the past, and how does it affect us today? How does class inform activism and change?
Class: A Graphic Guide challenges simplistic and stigmatising ideas about working-class people, discusses colonialist roots of class systems, and looks at how class intersects with race, sexuality, gender, disability and age. From the publishers of the bestselling Queer: A Graphic History, this is a vibrant, enjoyable introduction for students, community workers, activists and anyone who wants to understand how class functions in their own lives.