High school students' exploration of class differences in a multicultural literature class

Richard Beach, Daryl Parks, Amanda Thein, Timothy J Lensmire

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Abstract

One of the interesting political developments since the 1980s is the degree to which white working-class people, particularly males, are voting and registering as Republicans. White working-class males continue to identify with the Republican Party despite the fact that conservative Republican economic policies have resulted in no mean wage increase since the 1970s; large-scale reductions in well-paying manufacturing jobs; downturns in union memberships; and increased concentration of wealth, resulting in a disparity in income gaps between rich and poor, lack of affordable health care, cuts in benefits/retirements, and increasing tuition for higher education necessary for many jobs (Frank, 2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLate to Class
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Class and Schooling in the New Economy
PublisherState University of New York Press
Pages141-166
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780791470930
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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