Class resources

Books, articles, videos and other material covering issues around social class. Views expressed in these resources don’t necessarily reflect those of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Class reading list

Illustration of book shelvesA selection of resources adapted from a reading list created by ‘Difference, Identity, Diversity Workshop’ teaching staff, with additional references provided by the Systemic and Social Work disciplines. Shibboleth login required.

Social class playlist on YouTube

Social class playlist on BoB

Darren McGarvey presenter of Class Wars opens in a new windowBoB is an online TV and radio service for education and gives access to millions of archive broadcasts. The Library has created a playlist with films, TV shows and radio programmes about social class. Shibboleth login required.

British Social Attitudes on class

British Social Attitudes logoDespite a long-term decline in the size of the working class, the proportion of the public who identify themselves as working class has remained stable. British Social Attitudes examines the implications for social and political attitudes.

Great British Class Survey

UK Data ServiceGet access to the data set from the BBC Great British Class Survey, a huge piece of research which got 325,000 respondents and was published in 2015. Hosted on UK Data Service, with free registration required for access.

Social class podcasts

Class And Psychoanalysis

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CLASS On Class

CLASS on class podcast

Social Class At Work

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Social Class In The 21st Century

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Working Class History

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