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A lot of the same,
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This review is from: Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class (Paperback)
Once you have read the first few chapters you'll have got all you need from this book. I was hoping for something a little broader in scope. The general argument is - the Tories hate the working class, and I've got the figures and quotes to prove it. The figures come thick and fast but after a few pages I'd forgotten what they were.
The second string is that the people at the bottom of the social pecking order have landed there by a capricious and indifferent government. Perhaps some of this is true, but you have to ask the question how much is a government expected to do for it's 'people'. Some of the characters in the book would still not get of their backside even if a civil servant went round to their house and personally helped them off the sofa.
By emblazoning the book with the title 'Chavs' and then, in a much smaller font 'The demonization of the working class' the book will tend to sell on a its lead title. In my humble opinion there is a mighty gap between 'chavs' and the working class.