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Published: 17 November 2016

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190632557

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The New Minority

White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality

Justin Gest

  • The first book to present a comprehensive cross-national analysis of white working class alienation in the United Kingdom and the United States
  • Draws extensively from in-depth interviews with white working class men and women in Dagenham, England and Youngstown, Ohio
  • Survey research shows that Radical Right support is driven by a sense of deprivation — the loss of social status and political importance
  • Considers the rise of Donald Trump, UKIP, and the European Far Right

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