Title

Interview with Ilana Gershon, author, Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don't Find) Work Today

Abstract

Labor markets are not what they used to be, as Ilana Gershon argues in Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Job seekers are increasingly being taught that they need to sell themselves as if they were their own business, and what will set them apart from other applicants is not their skills or their experience, but the distinctiveness of their brand. Join us for a provocative discussion about how workers are being taught to position themselves to employers, and how modern labor markets, as a consequence, differ from those in the past — and why that matters.

Publication Date

8-6-2017

Journal Title

New Books Network

Publisher

Amherst College Press

Document Type

Interview

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