Pride, Paternalism, Prejudice—Images of the Working Class
AbstractWhat has happened with the image of the working class? The hero in the construction of the Nordic Model was the labor movement (and the working class). For a long time, this was the dominant picture of the Norwegian working class. However, the societal trends of the past decades have, in a peculiar way, given the working class a central place in political discussions and in the public sphere, but now, a more ambivalent image emerges. In a somewhat paternalistic way, the worker image in political and academic debates as well as in part of the public sphere is typically that of a person unsuccessful in the educational system. Even a third image is identifiable in the public sphere—a prejudice imagery—in which the class is labelled as unhealthy, abusing the welfare system, culturally unsophisticated, and politically dangerous, moving toward right-wing populism. The ambition of the paper is to present these different images of the working class. View Full-Text
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Skarpenes, O.; Sakslind, R. Pride, Paternalism, Prejudice—Images of the Working Class. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 10.
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Skarpenes, Ove; Sakslind, Rune. 2018. "Pride, Paternalism, Prejudice—Images of the Working Class." Soc. Sci. 7, no. 1: 10.
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