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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