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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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

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

The excessive accents actually harm the point

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Overall I found it interesting and engaging (down right infuriating when u think of the injustice).
I found a bit of repetitiveness- the main points were reintroduced and no further insight was provided.
Finally, the actor is harming the book and the points it makes. Excessive and unneeded use of northern accents throughout (as examples of working class, while Conservative representatives were presented as talking with no accents at all?!- a thing I found unpleasant

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