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Fully Digitized Labor Sociology for the Big Screen

September 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this talk, Jamie McCallum will screen two short films he directed and then offer a talk on related themes, mainly on the history of the work ethic. Both films are quasi-documentaries, one on the decline of worker militancy and the other is a social experiment in which people were hired to dig holes in a field for the day. McCallum situates the discourse of “meaningful work” in an historical context that suggests it has helped to reinforce the growth of even poor “meaningless” jobs.


September 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm