Gabriel San Roman
Cal State Fullerton Professor Co-Edits New Anthology on Unemployment
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Another week goes by sifting through job listings and submitting applications on Indeed.com. Maybe the resume robots will weed them out again and the interviews won't come. Side hustles and gigs trickle in money that disappears as soon as it lands in bank accounts. When the weekend rolls around, staying home is better than going out with friends and having them pick up the tab. Repeat this for months—or longer, in the post-Great Recession world of unemployment where jobless stats in OC and beyond continue to decline, but people still find themselves worse off than before the economy crashed.In a new book, Cal State Fullerton American Studies Professor Carrie M. Lane delves into the world of not working in co-editing Anthropologies of Unemployment: New Perspectives on Work and its Absence. The collection spans the globe in looking at job seeking culture and the shame of being out of work.
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