Chavs – The demonisation of the working class



The Demonisation of the Working Class

Owen Jones

Published 2011

this updated version (with new preface) published 2012

The working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. Media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalised and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one hate filled word: chavs.

In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from ‘salt of the earth’ to ‘scum of the earth’. Chavs is a powerful, illuminating and disturbing portrait of inequality and class hatred in modern Britain.

From back cover

Author: Owen Jones

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