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Today, The Annex talks about labor organization, and the faculty labor issues that our unions are engaging. This episode features three excellent guests: Sofya Aptekar (CUNY School of Labor Studies), Albert Fu (Kutztown University) and Sarah Mason (UC Santa Cruz). Today’s host is Leslie Hinkson (League of Conservation Voters).
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Today, The Annex meets Eli Wilson (University of New Mexico) to discuss his book, Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers (NYU Press).
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We sit down with Tania Jenkins (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) about Doctor’s Orders (Columbia University Press), a book about occupational inequality in America’s medical profession. We talk about Medical Doctors and Osteopathic Doctors, the origins of this professional distinction, how this inequality plays out in doctors’ career trajectories, and whether these occupational distinctions lead to differences in quality of care. Hosts Joseph Cohen and Leslie Hinkson.
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Today, we talk about Twitter and its effects on our informational diet with Stephen Barnard of St Lawrence University. Stephen is the author of author of Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the Transformation of American Journalism (2018, Palgrave Macmillan), and co-author of All Media are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media (2020, Routledge).
In this week’s episode of The Annex, we talk about the concept of “racialized organizations” with Victor Ray (University of Iowa). Victor recently published “Why So Many Organizations Stay White” in Harvard Business Review.
Special guest co-host Jason Smith from George Mason University, and recent editor of Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media (Routledge).
Public radio has sometimes criticized as being “too white”. Today’s episode examines the idea that NPR is a racialized organization.
Laura Garbes is a doctoral student at Brown University. She studies the racialization of voice in public radio. Laura recently posted “When the “Blank Slate” Is a White One: White Institutional Isomorphism in the Birth of National Public Radio” to SocArXiv.
Victor Ray is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa. Victor recently published “A Theory of Racialized Organizations” in the American Journal of Sociology.
We discuss whether working class students are served well by a higher ed curriculum that eschews vocational training.
Recently, Albert Fu (Kutztown) pushed back on those who oppose fielding curricula with vocational focuses.
The anti-job view is elitist. I’m a second-gen immigrant, that teaches a lot of first gen college students. I went to college to open up career opportunities, as do my students.— Albert S. Fu (@Professor_Fu) January 27, 2020
I teach at a school that serves working class students, and this view struck a chord with me. I assembled a panel of faculty teaching at colleges who teach at colleges that serve the working class to discuss the role of vocational training in higher ed.
Albert Fu is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Kutztown University.
Michelle Corbin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Worcester State University.
Colby King is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, Upstate.
In this episode, we talk to Alexandrea Ravenelle (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) about her research on gig economy work. Her new book, Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy (University of California Press) details the motivations and trials of those who work on Internet-brokered gigs (like TaskRabbit, Uber, AirBnB, and the now-defunct KitchenSurfing).
Today, The Annex meets Sarah Jenkins from Cardiff Business School. Sarah recently co-published “Trusted to Deceive: A Case Study of ‘Strategic Deception’ and the Normalization of Lying at Work” in Organization Studies, an article that chronicles employees who work for a business that poses as office staff for clients. You can see this work summarized in Work in Progress.
Sarah Jenkins is a Reader in Human Resources Management at the Cardiff Business School. She recently co-published “Trusted to Deceive: A Case Study of ‘Strategic Deception’ and the Normalization of Lying at Work” in Organization Studies.
Pat Reilly discusses his research on the career trajectories and early career challenges of comedians.
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