BookTV and GRITtv

Some video for you to peruse, the first courtesy of GRITtv:

Over the last couple of decades millions of Americans have dispensed with convention and embraced a non traditional work life. 9 to 5 jobs looked grim — but now with unemployment at 8.9 percent and over half a million losing their jobs monthly, the appeal of convention and perhaps a bit of security is coming back. Trouble is, now those old school jobs are hard to find. Did we bring the problem on ourselves? Not entirely, but partly, says Andrew Ross.

We embraced risk – and now we’re paying a price. Ross is Chair of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and the author of Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times.

Also, Andrew’s speech at the New York Tenement Museum was recorded by CSPAN’s BookTV – Here’s the link.

And Hasan K. Jeffries will be on Book TV soon, talking about his book Bloody Lowndes.

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