- What is ‘Class’ – a structure, a feeling, an experience?
- Is all history the history of class struggle?
- Is it time to say farewell to the working class?
- How does the production of space affect identities?
- D. Cannadine, Class in Britain (1998) esp. Introduction
- A. Clark, The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (1995).
- A. Y. Davis, Women, Race and Class (1982).
- S. Fielding, Class and Ethnicity: Irish Catholics in England 1880-1939 (1993).
- Owen Jones, Chavs. The Demonization of the Working Class (2011)
- L. Jordanova, History in Practice (2nd ed 2006), ch. 3, subsection: 'History and sociology', pp. 63-69
- P. Joyce, Class: A Reader (1999).
- Ron Ramdin, The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain (1987)
- C. Steedman, The Radical Soldier's Tale (1988).
- E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class, Preface to 1968 edition, pp. 10-16.
- Linda McDowell, Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson ‘Striking similarities: representing South Asian women's industrial action in Britain’, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 19:2 (2012), pp. 133-152
- Jack McGowan, ‘Dispute’, ‘Battle’, ‘Siege’, ‘Farce’?—Grunwick 30 Years On’, Contemporary British History, 22:3 (2008), pp. 383-406
- Amrit Wilson, ‘“We are the lions, Mr. Manager”: Revisiting the Great Grunwick Strike’ (2016)
- Amrit Wilson, Finding a Voice: Asian Women in Britain (1978)
- Amrit Wilson, Dreams Questions Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain (2006)
The ‘Making’ of the European Working Class
- M. Steinberg, Fighting Words: Working-Class Formation, Collective Action and Discourse in early 19th-Century England (1999)
- P. Joyce, Democratic Subjects, Parts I, II
- J. Epstein, In Practice: Studies in the Language and Culture of Popular Politics (2003), pp. 1-56
- R. Gagnier, Subjectivities: A History of Self-representation in Britain (1991)
- J. Rancière, ‘The ‘Myth’ of the Artisan’, in S. Kaplan and C. Koepp (eds), Work in France (1986), pp. 317-334.
- J. Rancière, The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in 19th-Century France, 'Introduction' by D. Reid.
- D. Geary, ‘Working-Class Identities in Europe 1850-1914’, Australian Journal of Politics and History 45:1 (1999)
- M. van der Linden, ‘Keeping Distance: Alf Lüdtke’s ‘Decentred’ Labour History’, International Review of Social History 40:2 (1995)
- G. Eley, ‘Labor History and Social History: ‘Alltagsgeschichte’, Experience, Culture and the Politics of Everyday Life’, Journal of Modern History 61:1 (1989)
- I. Katznelson and A. Zolberg (eds), Working-Class Formation: nineteenth century patterns in Western Europe and the United States (1986)
- E. Hobsbawm, Worlds of Labour: further studies in the history of labour (1984)
- M. Savage and A. Miles, The Remaking of the British Working Class 1840-1940 (1994)
- J. Belchem and N. Kirk (eds), Languages of Labour (1997)
- L. Berlanstein (ed.), Rethinking Labor History: Essays on Discourse and Class Analysis (1993)
- Paul Hohenberg and Lynn Hollen Lees, The Making of Urban Europe, 1000-1994 (1995)
- Andrew Lees, The City: A World History (2015)
- Peter Clark (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (2013)
- Jürgen Osterhammel, The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, trans. Patrick Camiller (2014), pp. 241-322.
The Production of Space and Urban Identities
- Jen Jack Gieseking and William Mangold (eds.), The People, Place, and Space Reader (2014)
- Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space (1991)
- Marshall Bermann, All that is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity (1982)
- David Harvey, ‘Spacetime and the World’ (2005) in Jen Jack Gieseking and William Mangold (eds.), The People, Place, and Space Reader (2014)
- Saskia Sassen, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo (1991)
- Carl Nightingale, Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities (2012)
- D. Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: 19th-Century Workers’ Autobiographies (1981) Pts I, II
- J. Burnet, Autobiographies of British Working-Class People (1974)
- M. Traugott, The French Worker: Autobiographies of the Industrial Age (1993)
- G. Tindall, The Journey of Martin Nadaud (1999)
- Mary Jo Maynes, Taking the Hard Road: Life Course in French and German Workers’ Autobiographies (1995)
- A. Kelly (ed.), The German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies from the Age of Industrialisation (1987)
- M. Steinberg, ch. 9: ‘Worker-Authors and the Cult of the Person’, in M. Steinberg (ed.), Cultures in Flux: Class Values, Practices and Resistance in Late-Imperial Russia (1994), pp. 168-184
- D. Sweeney, ‘Cultural Practice and Utopian desire in German Social Democracy’, Social History 28:2 (2003), pp. 174-199
- L. Passerini, Fascism in Popular Memory (1987)