On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

10 August 2020 | By Emily Guendelsberger | Filed in: labor.

After the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre Christmas job at an fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky There, the vending machines were stocked with painkillers, and the staff turnover was dizzying In the new year, she traveled t

Coal River

10 August 2020 | By Ellen Marie Wiseman | Filed in: labor.

In this vibrant new historical novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree and What She Left Behind explores one young woman s determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town n nAs a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return Now, orph

Undocumented: A Worker's Fight

10 August 2020 | By Duncan Tonatiuh | Filed in: labor.

Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex accordion fold format Juan grew up in Mexico working in the field

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes

10 August 2020 | By Anne Elizabeth Moore | Filed in: labor.

Unspeakable acts are committed on women s bodies under capitalism everyday In Body Horror, Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research, surprising humor, and ease especially when examining her own experiences with disease and health care to create a p

Riot. Strike. Riot.: The New Era of Uprisings

10 August 2020 | By Joshua Clover | Filed in: labor.

Ferguson Tottenham Clichy Sous Bois Oakland Within capital s core, the riot looms increasingly large within the repertoire of struggles Rather than inchoate spasms or immiserated absence of the revolutionary idea, this book locates the riot within longue dur e of capitalist transformation fact

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

10 August 2020 | By Keri Leigh Merritt | Filed in: labor.

Analyzing land policy, labor, and legal history, Keri Leigh Merritt reveals what happens to excess workers when a capitalist system is predicated on slave labor With the rising global demand for cotton and thus, slaves in the 1840s and 1850s, the need for white laborers in the American South wa

Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

10 August 2020 | By Mary L. Gray | Filed in: labor.

In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed, a necessary and revelatory expose of the invisible human workforce that powers the web and that foreshadows the true future of work n nHidden beneath the surface of the web, lost in our wrong headed debates about AI, a new menace is looming Anthropologist Mary L G