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New Book Talks: Laura López-Sanders, The Manufacturing of Job Displacement

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

CSREA’s New Book Talks highlight new and notable works studying race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. They facilitate thought-provoking and critical engagement with emerging scholarship.—-The Manufacturing of Job Displacement:How Racial Capitalism Drives Immigrant and Gender Inequality in the Labor MarketLaura López-Sanders Stephen Robert Assistant Professor of Sociology In The Manufacturing of Job Displacement, Laura López-Sanders argues that the walls of American businesses hide a system of illegal practices and behaviors that lead to racial inequality in the labor market. To create a behind-the-scenes accounting of daily factory life, López-Sanders draws on extensive research in South Carolina manufacturing facilities, interviews, and her own experience working at the “bottom” of the labor market.  About the Author  Laura López-Sanders is Stephen Robert Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Her research examines the role of institutions and societal policies and practices in the patterning of inequality. This research includes a study of immigrant integration in regions undergoing rapid demographic change, and analysis of the mechanisms that influence social shifts.About the Moderator  Seth E. Rockman is an Associate Professor of History at Brown University. Rockman’s research continues to unfold at the intersection of slavery studies, labor history, material culture studies, the history of capitalism, and the early republic United States. Rockman’s newest book, Plantation Goods: A Material History of American Slavery is in production at University of Chicago Press for Fall 2024 publication.This event is online: https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuce6hqDooEtY17Ky6mxpiRKyXnMJ1Mx6k#/registration

Venue

Pembroke Hall
172 Meeting St 02912