Class stories

These are narratives of work and class in our global digital age. About new relations of work that need unpacking.

 

 

Modern ideology translates the diversity of working relations into class to render its inter-relations transparent. It then simplifies class.
As the Communist Manifesto says, "Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinctive feature: it has simplified class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat."

Between these, digital culture and post-colonial social formations produce new dimensions of class contradiction, real and potential, through the interplay of technology, migration, race, consumerism and so on.
Class stories are the new narratives out of the mix.