Book Discussion on Nice Work if You Can Get It

Andrew Ross talked about his book Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (NYU Press; April 1, 2009). In his book… read more

Andrew Ross talked about his book Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (NYU Press; April 1, 2009). In his book he surveys the new topography of the global workplace and finds an emerging pattern of labor instability and uneven development on a massive scale. He argues that the new global workplace has created the norm of job instability. He explores the reasons why a person no longer keeps the same job for most of a lifetime and the effects of this new precarious and “indefinite life” such as a lack of employee benefits. Professor Bayoumi asked questions of Professor Ross and led a discussion with members of the audience at the Tenement Museum. close

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  • Bayoumi, Moustafa Associate Professor Brooklyn College->English Department
  • Ross, Andrew Chair New York University->Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

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Book Discussion on Nice Work if You Can Get It

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New York, New York, United States
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May 10, 2009
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Jul 13, 2009

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  • May 10, 2009 | 2:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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