About the Journal

The Working-Class Studies Association aims to develop and promote multiple forms of scholarship, teaching, and activism related to working class life and cultures.

Journal ISSN: 2475-4765

The Journal is co-edited by Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre (University of Technology Sydney), and operates as an independent, adjudicated, open-acess, scholarly publication alongside WCSA. 


  • Promote awareness, growth, and legitimacy of working-class studies internationally
  • Promote models of working-class studies that actively involve and serve the interests of working-class people
  • Promote critical discussions of the relationships among class, race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other structures of inequality
  • Promote interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and disciplinary approaches to studying and teaching about the lived experience of working-class people
  • Provide opportunities for academics, artists, activists, workers, independent scholars, students, and others to share their work, make connections with colleagues and professional organizations, and learn about resources
  • Facilitate conversations and critical debate engaging diverse intellectual and political approaches to scholarship, teaching, and outreach in working-class studies
  • Create partnerships that link scholarship with activism in labor, community, and other working-class social justice organizations

The organization also has a regularly updated and widely read blog, Working-Class Perspectives which features opinion columns on issues relevant to working-class people and cultures. For more details please visit Working-Class Perspectives