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Working Class Culture
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[German Version]

Working-class culture is a culture specific to a social class or stratum; its cultural objectifications have been handed down over generation and socialized supra-individually as a reflection of shared conditions of life and work. The emergence of workers’ associations in the revolutionary years 1848/1849 marked the beginnings of a working-class culture; by the 1890s, it was already presenting a varied and complex picture, both organizationally and programmatically. During the Wei…

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Drehsen, Volker, “Working Class Culture”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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