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We need to talk more about class, say researchers

2018-02-02

Researchers at Malmö University want to contribute to more nuanced perspectives on what it means to be working class. 

Professor of Literature Magnus Nilsson believes that literature can broaden the debate and break down prejudices around class. In his new anthology, titled Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives and co-edited with John Lennon (University of South Florida), he argues that class is an important concept that has been neglected by academics and politicians alike. 

“The working class includes more and more women, yet when we think of a worker we often think of a man in dungarees,” says Nilsson.

He hopes that working class voices from literature can shed light on such stereotypes and how class has changed over time.

Watch the interview with Magnus Nilsson below to learn more about the anthology.

Text: Maya Acharya

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