The Likes Of Us: A Biography Of The White Working Class

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Once they were portrayed as the salt of the earth. Nowadays, they take to the streets when paedophiles and asylum seekers are in their midst; they expose their lives in TV documentaries; they love Gucci and hate the Euro; the broadsheets cast them as xenophobes and exhibitionists and mock their tastes and attitudes. But who are the white working class and what have they done to deserve this portrayal? The Likes of Us is a fascinating and wholly original examination of London's white working class.
 

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Contents

The Last Outpost
Affluence
City of Transformations
The Midwives of New England
Palimpsest
Jumbles Island
The Rising Generation
Jeerusalems Dead

Slum Fiction
Dr State
They Shall Grow Not
Asphalt and the Aspidistra
Nostalgia for the
The F Word
PART TWO AN EVOCATION
In Memoriam
The White Mans Burden
A Manifesto
Tomorrow London Belongs to
Endnotes
About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

Michael Collins was born in Walworth, south-east London, in 1961. He has worked as a television producer and scriptwriter, and has written for various publications including the Observer, Guardian, Independent, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times. www .michaelcollins.info

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