CMIST Afternoon Seminar: The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality
|Starts:||16:00 22 Nov 2016|
|Ends:||17:30 22 Nov 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Speaker:||Dr Justin Gest|
Dr Justin Gest will be presenting work from his book: "The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality", published by Oxford University Press.
Once at the middle of British and American societies, today white working class people have drifted to the margins and are transforming their countries’ politics. How did this happen? And what could possibly lead a group with such enduring numerical power to, in many instances, consider themselves a “minority” in the countries they once defined? In The New Minority, Justin Gest reports findings from original surveys and full-immersion fieldwork among the white working class people of once thriving industrial cities to draw impactful conclusions about their political behavior. In this daring and compelling book, he makes the case that tension between the vestiges of white working class power and its perceived loss have produced the unique phenomenon of their radicalization.
Tea/coffee and biscuits from 3.45.
All are welcome. No registration needed.
Dr Justin Gest
Role: Deputy Director, Migration Studies Unit
Travel and Contact Information
CMIST seminar room, 2.07
Humanities Bridgeford Street