“'So the hours are pretty good then?' he resumed. The Vogon stared down at him as sluggish thoughts moiled around in the murky depths. 'Yeah,' he said, 'but now you come to mention it, most of the actual minutes are pretty lousy.'”

-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Join us for CHQ 2018 Week 6: The Changing Nature of Work July 28th - August 4th

The state of work in America exists in contradictions. Wealth creation is up, but the per-capita GDP is stagnating. Working-class wages have been flat for decades, but the “gig economy” is booming. This week we study the nature of work in this country, examining the future of automation, the changing role of labor unions, the identity politics of the working classes, and the disappearing line in work-life balance. We look across generations and social classes, seeking to find who we are in a culture that ties identity to the jobs we hold, and reclaiming and honoring the dignity of work.

Check out the titles below as well as our collection of Week 6 Speaker Books.

 

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501143311
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 15th, 2018

Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Transforming the Muslim World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781568585901
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Published: Nation Books - January 30th, 2018

Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780815729129
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - June 1st, 2017

Work: The Last 1,000 Years Cover Image
By Andrea Komlosy, Jacob Watson (Translated by), Loren Balhorn (Translated by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781786634108
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Published: Verso - March 27th, 2018

The Working Poor: Invisible in America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780375708213
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Published: Vintage - January 4th, 2005

Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316510868
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 7th, 2017

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781633693784
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Published: Harvard Business School Press - May 16th, 2017

Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419729928
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Published: Abrams Image - February 27th, 2018