Category Archives: Chav

July 24

The perils of blogging

I love blogging for both my research and teaching. It helps me with my writing it is great at making thoughts coherent as well as sharing ideas and getting feedback. I have always been careful not to blog about my Ph.D research, or put anything in too much detail. Blogging is not an add to […]

April 02

Bodies of Excess: Aintree Races

Updated to add Grand National stereotype fight back after unfair headlines mentioning Plasticdollheads I was happy when I saw this Scouse Bird Versus the Daily Mail because it at least starts to address how the Daily Mail and other right wing press frame the women who attend. Scouse Bird gives a ‘scouse over’ here. Now […]

August 31

Jamie Oliver, Plastic Food and Plastic Politics

Jamie on poverty: “I took her to a supermarket, I don’t why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there. I said pretend you’ve got no money, but she just laughed and said, ha you’re so funny…” Multi-millionaire Jamie Oliver feels qualified yet again to tell poor families what they are doing […]

July 28

Crackers, Chavs and White Trash

A woman on twitter said calling someone cracker isn’t racist. I said that terms such as chav, honkey, white trash, cracker, lubber, hillbilly, trailer trash are racial terms which serve to uphold the power of invisible middle class whiteness. Yes, they inevitably intersect with class and gender, but they are racial terms. Many people do […]