Down and Out In the New Economy: How People Find (or Don't Find) Work Today

Ilana Gershon
Publication Date
University of Chicago Press

Gershon covers all parts of the employment spectrum to look at how finding a job has changed in todays economy, including what it means to consider yourself a business. What does that blurring of personal and vocational lives do to our sense of our selves, the economy, our communities? Though it's often dressed up in the language of liberation, is this approach actually disempowering workers at the expense of corporations?

Rich in the voices of people deeply involved with all parts of the employment process, Down and Out in the New Economy offers a snapshot of the quest for work today and a pointed analysis of it's larger meaning.