Can the Working Class Change the World?


Aakar Books,

Language: English

216 pages

Price INR 250.00
Book Club Price INR 190.00
INR 250.00
In his timely and innovative book, Michael D. Yates asks if the working class can, indeed, change the world. Deftly factoring in such contemporary elements as sharp changes in the rise of identity politics and the nature of work, itself, Yates wonders if there can, in fact, be a thing called the working class. If so, how might it overcome inherent divisions of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, location—to become a cohesive and radical force for change? Forcefully and without illusions, Yates supports his arguments with relevant, clearly explained data, historical examples, and his own personal experiences. This book is a sophisticated and prescient understanding of the working class, and what all of us might do to change the world.

Michael D. Yates

Michael D. Yates (b. 1946) is an economist and associate editor at the independent socialist journal Monthly Review.