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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones - Paperback - 2nd Edition  - 2012 - from MAD HATTER BOOKSTORE (SKU: 007126)

Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

by Owen Jones

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Verso, 2012. 2nd Edition . Soft cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Updated with new preface.An unmarked and tight copy. In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain s Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one, hate-filled word: chavs. In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from `salt of the earth` to `scum of the earth.` Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, he portrays a far more complex reality. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient figleaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems and to justify widening inequality. Based on a wealth of original research, Chavs is a damning indictment of the media and political establishment and an illuminating, disturbing portrait of inequality and class hatred in modern Britain. This updated edition includes a new chapter exploring the causes and consequences of the UK riots in the summer of 2010.

Synopsis

Owen Jones is a writer, commentator and activist. He writes frequently for the Guardian , Independent and New Statesman , and has worked in Parliament as a trade union lobbyist and parliamentary researcher, helping Labour plan backbench rebellions on issues ranging from civil liberties to workers’ rights. He lives in London.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
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Title
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
Author
Owen Jones
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1844678644
ISBN 13
9781844678648
Publisher
Verso
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2012
Pages
320
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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