Reinvestigating the postwar working class

Residents of Kirkby, Merseyside, watch high-rise council flats being demolished in the 1970s

I discussed my research on the postwar British working class – and specifically my research on working-class communities which shows that housing estates become sink estates thanks to policy interventions (or the lack of them), not due to inhabitants’ behaviour – at the Institute of Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin, on Monday 9 April 2012. The IHS hosts some fabulous conferences and events; you can find them here.