School of Social and Political Science

Edinburgh Sociology Seminar: Jamie McCallum

Category
Seminar Series

Date & Time

February 2, 16:00-17:30

Venue

Seminars will take place online via Zoom. Links will be emailed to the Sociology mailing list.

Alternatively, email christopher.barrie@ed.ac.uk for the link

Media

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Description

Title: Live Fighting or Die Working: Labor Time, Union Struggles, and Future of the American Working Class

Abstract:

In this seminar, I will explore the pandemic from the standpoint of the essential working class in the US. How can unions and other labor organizations respond to the current crisis? I will draw on two books and my public health research to situate today's labor struggles in recent history.

Bio:

Jamie McCallum is a scholar, writer and activist at Middlebury College. His third book, on essential workers and the pandemic, will be out this year on Basic Books. His work has been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, the Nation, Jacobin, and elsewhere. He's also a volunteer firefighter in Weybridge, VT. 

Key speakers

  • Jamie McCallum, Middlebury College

Price

Free