“The book seeks to engage with a variety of methodological practices including, but not exclusively, ethnography, in-depth interviews and creative methods. Moreover, it is envisaged that the books contributions span across a broad range of sociological areas of enquiry such as education, austerity & poverty, gentrification & housing, gender, and sexuality (this is of course not a comprehensive list). Contributors, by the very topic of the book are required to self-identify as coming from a working-class background and who research working-class lives/communities/inequalities in the UK. Moreover, given the context of the book (UK Sociology) contributors are further asked to identity either as coming from the discipline of sociology or whose work is sociological in nature. Contributions are welcomed from both established and emerging academics. Moreover, abstract submissions are especially welcomed from ethnically marginalized sociologists.

Please submit an abstract (approx. 300 words) with a potential title and topic area to Carli-Ria Rowell, (c.r.rowell@sussex.ac.uk) by [Monday 25th September 2023]. The abstract should include a clear overview of the focus of the chapter and the different topics that will be addressed. In addition, please include a short biography (max. 100 words) of the author(s). If you have any questions, please contact Carli via email.”