LAWCHA 2019 Conference
Durham, North Carolina

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Workers on the Move, Workers’ Movements

LAWCHA 2019 Conference
Durham, North Carolina
May 30-June 1, 2019

Labor, migration, and organizing have frequently coalesced. In 2019 LAWCHA seeks presentations that examine how these phenomena have interacted across time and space.
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The Oppositional Politics of Race and Class in the Brexit Debate

I live in a relatively affluent predominantly white neighbourhood in the South of England. One day in the city centre I am approached by an older white homeless man; he is weaving, unwashed, I can smell alcohol on his breath. He asks me for money and I politely refuse, as I feel uncertain and unsafe. He advances towards me, and says he doesn’t believe I don’t have the money to spare, calls me a ‘Bloody Paki’, and when I refuse again, he protests “why don’t you all go home!”. Read more →

March 21st, 2019