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Britain is a country obsessed with class. But how well do any of us really understand class in 21st century Britain? Are we class clueless?

Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS), explores the surprising reality of class in Britain today, speaking to some of the leading experts on how Britain votes, thinks and lives. And she sets out the case for why class still matters – and why getting it wrong would spell disaster for our society and politics.

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Britain is a country obsessed with class. But how well do any of us really understand class in 21st century Britain? Are we class clueless?

Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS), explores the surprising reality of class in Britain today, speaking to some of the leading experts on how Britain votes, thinks and lives. And she sets out the case for why class still matters – and why getting it wrong would spell disaster for our society and politics.

    3: How does class affect our politics?

    3: How does class affect our politics?

    With guests Owen Jones and Ellie Mae O'Hagan.

    On our journey so far, we've talked about why class is still relevant and what the class system looks like today. And we’ve talked about the impact class still has on life in Britain - how it still defines our life outcomes, with very few of us born to working class parents making it into the top professions. This week, we’re getting political.

    Contributors:
    Yvette Williams, Justice4Grenfell
    Owen Jones, Guardian columnist
    Ellie Mae O'Hagan, freelance journalist

    Presenter: Dr Faiza Shaheen
    Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan

    Music (Creative Commons licence):
    Run the Tape by Asthmatic Astronaut
    God Damn by Sleaze
    Bruises by Christian Flanders
    Steppin by Wake

    Listen to the full 'CLASS on Class' playlist here: www.freemusicarchive.org/member/jshield/CLASS_on_Class

    Brought to you by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS)
    www.classonline.org.uk

    • 35 min
    2: How does class still shape our lives?

    2: How does class still shape our lives?

    Are our life chances still being determined by our class?

    Contributors:
    Dr Lisa McKenzie, LSE
    Azfar and Nadia, Faiza's brother and sister
    Dr Sam Friedman, LSE
    Dawn Foster, journalist and author
    Wilf Sullivan, TUC

    Presenter: Dr Faiza Shaheen
    Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan

    Music (Creative Commons licence):
    Don't Show This Message Again by Comfort Fit
    God Damn by Sleaze
    Sorry by Johnny Ripper
    True Form by Comfort Fit
    Twin by Jahzzar
    Run The Tape by Asthmatic Astronaut
    Steppin by Wake
    Maceonectar by Johnny Ripper
    Listen to the full 'CLASS on Class' playlist here: http://freemusicarchive.org/member/jshield/CLASS_on_Class

    Brought to you by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS)
    www.classonline.org.uk

    • 33 min
    1: Are we class clueless?

    1: Are we class clueless?

    How well do any of us really understand class in 21st century Britain? Are we class clueless?

    Contributors:
    Professor Mike Savage, LSE
    Dr Lisa McKenzie, LSE
    Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust

    Presenter: Dr Faiza Shaheen
    Produced by James Shield & Huw Jordan

    Music (Creative Commons licence):
    Unstoppable by Johnny Ripper
    True Form by Comfort Fit
    Don't Show This Message Again by Comfort Fit
    Twin by Jahzzar
    Steppin by Wake
    Run The Tape by Asthmatic Astronaut
    Over/Out by Johnny Ripper
    Listen to the full 'CLASS on Class' playlist here: http://freemusicarchive.org/member/jshield/CLASS_on_Class

    Brought to you by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS)
    www.classonline.org.uk

    • 24 min

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