- 15 March 2020
Chavs, the wokeing class & covid 19
In 2011, Owen Jones, Guardian columnist and identitarian leftist, published Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class. In the book Jones lays bare the chattering classes disdain for ordinary people. “It seems” he writes “as though working-class people are the one group in society that you can say practically anything about.” Chavs was lauded a significant work, The New York Times called it “a work of passion, sympathy and moral grace.”
But 2011 seems such a long, long time ago. So long ago that Jones appears to have forgotten he actually wrote it.
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Brick, C. 2020, 'Chavs, the wokeing class & covid 19', carltonbrick.net, 15 March. Available at: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/publications/c1361a63-8dbe-4bc8-b133-39dc91805237