By Lisa R. Pruitt 

I don't watch TV or follow much pop culture, and most of the country music I occasionally listen to is on old albums by the likes of Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Martina McBride...

Overlooking (even seemingly high profile) rural crimes

Americans are often said to have a love-hate relationship with rural America.  On the one hand, many wax nostalgic about the good old days, simpler times, the bond of "rural community" that many...

The Devastating Disconnect Between Rich and Poor

Posted by Lisa R. Pruitt

The Occupy Wall Street movement has recently drawn national attention to economic inequality, and several new studies and a book just published also invite us to...

Downsides to Class Privilege? Hardly a Trend

By Lisa R. Pruitt

Two recent news reports from very different parts of the world shared this theme: Affluence can have its drawbacks.

The first story was Michael Wines, “Execution in a...

False Dichotomies of Class (Part I): Mobility versus Mobilization

By Lisa R. Pruitt

Martha McCluskey wrote a couple of weeks ago on the ClassCrits Blog about some questions regarding class that arose at Martha Fineman’s recent workshop, Masking and...