What is Class?

Discussion/workshop hosted by Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective

Social class is one of the great ideas of modern times. It led to the formation of trade unions and political parties. It has begun great revolutions and wars. It has inspired acts of heroism and compassion and yet has been used to justify horror and barbarity.

Surprisingly for a common idea there is little agreement over what class actually is. Even politicians such as Thatcher and Blair who deny the importance or relevance of class cannot ignore it.

In this meeting we will cover questions such as:

What makes someone a member of a class?
Is class still relevant today?
How does class influence our lives?

We aim to make the meeting accessible to all so please come whether just to listen, ask questions, or to debate your ideas with others.

7.30pm Wednesday 21st January 2009. Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JY.
Venue has good access for wheelchairs but toilets are upstairs.

Hot drinks will be available during the meeting.

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