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“Working-Class Culture in a Middle-Class Society,” with Professor Jack Metzgar

January 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the Carolina Triangle Labor Seminar on January 21 from 3:30-5:00 for a discussion with Professor Jack Metzgar of his recent book, Bridging the Divide: Working-Class Culture in a Middle-Class Society (2021).

In Bridging the Divide, Jack Metzgar illuminates the differences between working-class and middle-class cultures in the United States. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary sources, Metzgar writes as a now middle-class professional with a working-class upbringing, explaining how the two cultures conflict and complement each other, illustrated by his own lived experiences. Metzgar challenges professional middle-class views of both the working-class and themselves. Please join us for a lively discussion of two key chapters that help illustrate what so many in the academy don’t get about working-class views and values.

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January 21, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm