Please enjoy this list of some of the latest publications from our prolific faculty.
Vital topics include the uprisings following the death of George Floyd, the real-world impact of social science research, the future of digital media and the political economy, and more.
New in 2024
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(Oxford University Press, 2024)
|In The Stigma Trap, Ofer Sharone explains how the stigma of unemployment can render past educational and professional achievements irrelevant and how it leaves all American workers vulnerable to becoming trapped in unemployment. Drawing on interviews with unemployed workers, job recruiters, and career coaches, Sharone brings to light the subtle ways that stigmatization prevents even the most educated and experienced workers from gaining middle-class jobs. Stigma also means that an American worker risks more than financial calamity from a protracted period of unemployment. One's closest relationships and sense of self are also on the line.
(University of California Press, 2024)
|Drawing from decades of research on the history, economics, and politics of banking, economist Gerald Epstein shows that any meaningful reform will require breaking up this club of politicians, economists, lawyers, and CEOs who sustain the status quo. Thankfully, there are thousands of activists, experts, and public officials who are working to do just that. Clear-eyed and hopeful, Busting the Bankers' Club centers the individuals and groups fighting for a financial system that will better serve the needs of the marginalized and support important transitions to a greener, fairer economy.
- Labor Studies
- Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
- Political Science/Legal Studies
- Public Policy
- Social Thought and Political Economy
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