Against the Grain

Blue-Collar Cosmopolitanism

Intellectualism and cosmopolitanism aren’t things typically associated with working-class people and communities. But James Barrett has unearthed and investigated highly literate and often quite radical working-class cultures, cultures in which people read widely, engaged in group discussions, and in some cases traveled a great deal. (Encore presentation.)

James Barrett, History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History Duke University Press, 2017

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Dave Holland & PrismA New DayPrismDare2
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
City Soul ProjectCarnivaléCSR003City Soul Recordings
DrakeTake CareTake CareUniversal Music
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