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

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 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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  • Moustafa Bayoumi Associate Professor Brooklyn College->English Department
  • Andrew Ross 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
Last Aired:
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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