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  • Chavs

  • The Demonization of the Working Class
  • By: Owen Jones
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from 'salt of the earth' to 'scum of the earth.' Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, he portrays a far more complex reality. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient fig leaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems and to justify widening inequality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable study of modern Britain

  • By Lord Peridot on 30-01-19

We all need to read this

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Reviewed: 01-05-17

Many things left of centre but food for thought
I am from an inner city council estate in the 70s
I honestly believe the kids growing up now do not have the chances that my generation had , books like this highlight the need for us all to get a heart

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