Against the Grain

Overworked and Underworked

Too many hours, erratic schedules, not enough hours — and, of course, not enough pay: if you’re a worker in the U.S, time feels like the enemy. Yet, as sociologist Jamie McCallum argues, U.S. workers tend not to see their plight as a collective one and, in a particularly American way, often wear overwork as a badge of honor. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Jamie K McCallum, Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream Basic Books, 2020

photo: Marvin Meyer via Unsplash

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
RamonesDanny Says - RemasteredEnd Of The Century (Expanded & Remastered)Rhino/Warner Records
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
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