Charles Umney

Social class remains a fundamental presence in British life in the twenty-first century, woven into the very fabric of social and political discourse. In Class Matters, Charles Umney brings Marxist analysis out of the 19th century textiles mill and into the call centres, office blocks and fast-food chains of modern Britain. He shows how core Marxist concepts are vital to understanding increasing pay inequality, decreasing job security and managerial control of the labour process.

He will be in conversation with Eliane Glaser (Anti-Politics).