Working - class culture and identity

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  • The jobs were based in manual and unskilled labour. The shipbuilding or coal industries dominated the employment opportunities of many northern towns and cities.
  • There were traditional gender roles within the family: the male breadwinner who provided for his wife and children and the female housemaker who cared for her husband and children.
  • Boys were encouraged to follow the employment pathways of significant male role models in their families, often gaining employment in the same factories or industries.
  • The communities were strong and had a feeling of unity, solidarity and togetherness. Working class communities were supportive and looked after their own kind. Outsiders were often distrusted.
  • Politically they had strong links…


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