Please join us in congratulating Jack Metztgar, past-President of the WCSA, for receiving the WCSA Lifetime Achievement Award as well as all the other award recipients for their rich contributions to the field of working-class studies. Awards were distributed at Friday night’s banquet held during the How Class Works conference.
Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago by MIT anthropologist Christine Walley won WCSA’s 2013 C.L.R. James Prize for the Best Book for Academic or General Audiences. Christine and her filmmaker spouse Chris Boebel have now produced a movie version of Exit Zero, subtitled An Industrial Family Story. It premieres October 22-25 at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City, and after that it will be shown in various venues around the country.