You're casually dismissing a reference to a pretty well known and important work in sociology: https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Injuries-Class-Jonathan-Cobb/d...
I'm happy to buy a copy for you if you send me your address and promise to read it!
(eta: Also, have a look at the book linked from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16007116, which is probably more on point to the subject of this thread. The next person I talk to who's also read it will be the first, and as I describe there, I'm interested to hear what others with an interest in the subject at hand think of it, too.)
> It is an excellent example of social-science work in which the authors do not pretend impartiality
a.k.a. Exactly what I'm talking about: Political sctivism via masquerade using the veneer of 'science'