Jun 03 2014

Betsy Leondar Wright on Why Missing A Class Analysis Can Hurt Our Movements

Betsy Leondar-Wright is the program director at the Boston-based group Class Action. She has written “Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures.” Her new book is called Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures.

In an extensive and academically rigorous study spanning years, Leondar-Wright attended dozens of political group meetings, recorded them, interviewed hundreds of attendees in order to determine their class backgrounds, and then reviewed the recordings to see if patterns emerged. Her findings on the extent to which people’s behavior depended on class were surprising.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Leondar-Wright about the book recently. Watch a video of the interview here:

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