Baristas; 'People' History

The rise & fall of the working class: Laurie Taylor talks to Selina Todd, social historian at St Hilda's College, Oxford, about her sweeping study of ordinary British people between 1910-2010. Rooting her analysis in first person accounts from factory workers, servants and housewives, she reveals a hidden history full of the unexpected: How many of us know that cinema audiences once shook their fists at Winston Churchill? Also, US sociologist, Yasemin Besen-Cassino, discusses her research on 'baristas', the preparers of coffee across the urban world. She finds a group of affluent young people who'll work for poor wages if they're associated with a 'cool' brand.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

Release date:

Available now

28 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 May 2014 00:15

Selina Todd

Lecturer (CUF) in Modern British History and a Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford

 


Find out more about Dr Selina Todd

 


The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN-10: 1848548818
ISBN-13: 978-1848548817

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Associate Professor of Sociology, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

 


Find out more about Yasemin Besen-Cassino

 

 

Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.

ISBN-10: 1439909490

ISBN-13: 978-1439909492

 


Abstract: Cool Stores Bad Jobs
Contexts Fall 2013 vol. 12 no. 4 42-47
doi: 10.1177/1536504213511215

Download this programme

Download this episode

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.