Information For Authors

The Journal of Working-Class Studies invites submissions that contribute significant knowledge to our understanding of who the global working class(es) are and have been, as well as what it means to ‘study’ class, conceptually and as a socio-economic reality. We are especially keen to publish work that explores how class intersects with other vectors of identity and experience, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, and citizenship status.

Current Call for Submissions - December 2022 Issue, Themed Issue:

Popular Music and The Working Class

The Journal of Working-Class Studies seeks submissions that explore popular music and class from a global perspective. We invite papers that consider (but are not limited to) the following questions: How is popular music (and its audiences, artists and others) classed? Does social class have an impact on the types of music created and consumed? How do popular music artists navigate their way through classed structures – are there now less opportunities for working-class artists to break through the class ceiling? How have working-class people engaged with popular music (as fans or artists)?

Submissions should explore topics that actively involve and serve the interests of working-class people. We welcome submissions that promote critical discussions of the relationships among class, race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other structures of inequality. We also welcome interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and disciplinary explorations of working-class experience as well as creative works.

We endeavour to publish timely, as well as academically rigorous articles, therefore the deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2022.

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We recommend that you review the Submissions page for instructions and policies (and details on how to submit book reviews). Authors can submit to editors via e-mail.