In this lecture, Owen Jones, commentator and columnist for The Guardian and Author of 'Chavs', talks about his latest book 'The Establishment: and how they get away with it'.
In 2011, Jones published his first book, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, which discusses stereotypes of sections of the British working class and use of the pejorative term 'chav'. The book received attention in domestic and international media, including selection by The New York Times as one of its top 10 non-fiction books of 2011 and being long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. The Independent on Sunday newspaper named Jones as one of their top 50 Britons of 2011, for the manner in which the book raised the profile of class-based issues. Jones has written a second book, The Establishment and How They Get Away With It, which was published in September 2014.