The Dispossessed 

…why is it that the working class is treated as an exotic species, while  the middle class, which it heavily outnumbers, is regarded as normal and  normative?

In an essay from 2006, William Deresiewicz juxtaposes the invisible working-class and the mainstream middle-class.
Above, workers leaving Pennsylvania Shipyards, Beaumont, Texas, June 1943 (Library of Congress Photo)

The Dispossessed

…why is it that the working class is treated as an exotic species, while the middle class, which it heavily outnumbers, is regarded as normal and normative?

In an essay from 2006, William Deresiewicz juxtaposes the invisible working-class and the mainstream middle-class.

Above, workers leaving Pennsylvania Shipyards, Beaumont, Texas, June 1943 (Library of Congress Photo)

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