On culture and portrayals of class

A thoughtful article in the New York Times Magazine this week posits that TV has largely shifted from portraying working class and middle class struggles (from mid-century to the early 90s) to shows largely focused on hanging out and that exist in a classless vacuum (for the past twenty years). As a result, blue collar workers are largely absent among TV's main characters. It's interesting to consider what that says not only about culture but about conceptions of the middle class in our politics.

Read it here.

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