The aim of this paper is to present a reflection on the class consciousness making process, according to the so-called “affective turn” perspective. The immediate área of study is the Basque Country, more specifically the Nervion River área of Bilbao, at the end of 19th century, when Socialist movements arose, developed, and became the working class movement main party. The explanatory purpose is to illustrate why Basque workers accepted socialist proposals, thus becoming class-conscious, and thus joining a working class movement. The main hypothesis is that class consciousness is an emotional construction.
"The Emotional Making of the Basque Working Class,"
BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/boga/vol2/iss1/4