His advertisement would be for board and room in some simple working-class family.
He never saw the dancing-school nor placed his advertisement for a room in a working-class family.
Springing from a long line of American descent, she was one of those wonderful working-class
blooms which occasionally appear, defying all precedent of forebears and environment, apparently without cause or explanation.
This language also enabled him more intimately to follow their mental processes, and thereby to gather much data for a projected chapter in some future book which he planned to entitle Synthesis of Working-Class Psychology.
Once having mastered the language and conquered numerous fastidious qualms, he found that he could flow into any nook of working-class life and fit it so snugly as to feel comfortably at home.
Perhaps it was a recoil from his environment and training, or from the tempered seed of his ancestors, who had been book-men generation preceding generation; but at any rate, he found enjoyment in being down in the working-class world.
He was, after all, but one of a large number of heroes who, throughout the world, devoted their lives to the Revolution; though it must be conceded that he did unusual work, especially in his elaboration and interpretation of working-class
Approximately one-third of working-class
people in America (defined by income between the 20th and 50th percentile with no college degree) receive government safety-net benefits.
IN HER NEW BOOK, WHITE WORKING CLASS, which expands the notable Harvard Business Review article she wrote two days after the 2016 election, Joan Williams attempts: 1) to explain to political, media, and business elites the white working class's composition, concerns, and desires; and more importantly for her, 2) to persuade her fellow progressives that white working-class
voters can be won back only if Democrats focus more on class and less on race, gender, and other themes.
While white working-class
motivations are often dismissed as racist or xenophobic, Professor Williams shows that they have their own class consciousness.
Fifty years ago, the distinction between middle class and working class was disappearing into a "middle-income" group, as working-class
incomes were a substantial fraction of, and, in some places, equal to, middle-class incomes.
The author utilizes twenty-seven Mexico City penny press newspapers to illustrate how the editors of these papers produced a sentimental education for working-class
men that was "less patronizing, less coercive, more realistic, and more comprehensive than anything produced by the authorities" (5).