"I do not think bookselling is an art. I think it is a job."
Universities have disinvested from their presses just as much as their humanities departments and libraries. Will working together stop it?
Our scorching planetary age results from the conjoined forces of colonial extractivism, fossil capitalism, and postcolonial developmentalism.
Changing myself and my classroom might help me renew my one-year contract, but it cannot prepare me to demand an alternative.
To ask what kind of city Los Angeles is today is, also, to wonder what kind of city it could be tomorrow.
“For good or ill, freedom and solidarity and social justice are not things we can get quickly.”
People are familiar with how big the Japanese and South Korean economies are, but Indonesia is a rising power in Asia with a large labor force, and it’s very rarely being talked about.
Capital violently forces dispossessed people into markets, workplaces, and prisons. But such forced meetings could end capitalism itself.
If you want to support readers, the best hope will always be helping do away with economic compulsion and the division of labor.
“You fall short and then you wonder, 'what could I do differently next time that gets us a little bit closer?' I love that process.”
The artist comes as a class outsider to the factory, marveling at the complexity of its machinery and the dexterity and dangers of manual labor.
Repeatedly, the film shows this venturesome woman alone at all hours—yet never do we see her fearing or fending off assault.
Does leaving the academy mean someone failed? Or does it mean, instead, that their scholarly strengths can now be made useful to the public?
How has data been used to organize labor, and how do we make ourselves visible to data-centric systems?
Apps like Uber benefit from making their workers strangers to one another. So what happens when workers start caring for one another?
We can begin where we live, because our neighbors and neighborhoods shape us in ways that are invisible but invigorating.
Today—as in 1968—it remains to be seen if McDonald’s pivot toward racial justice will mean anything for how it treats its scores of Black workers.
When employers fail to provide PPE, testing, sick pay, or job protection, the message is clear: Latinx laborers are “not us.”
What can the history of the temp-work industry teach us about the precarity of modern working life?
“We have to build against the legacy of inequality. Intentionally. We have to build our values into our design practices.”