The term "working class" often invokes an image of unionized wage-workers in a factory. But what about the non-unionized? What about those in offices and shopping malls? What about unpaid workers in the home? What about the poorly paid toiling in the fields? What about the Global South? What about forced laborers who receive no wages? This talk will suggest that if we have a notion of what Gramsci called “the subaltern”, a notion which embraces all of the above, then our answer to the question posed by the talk’s title will be “yes”.
Can the Working-Class Still Change the World?