Event: Joel Suarez discusses “Work and the American Moral Imagination, 1940-1996”

(29186) Clerical Workers, 1950

Please join the Reuther Library for a presentation from our latest Fishman grant recipient this April 8, 2016, at noon.

Joel Suarez, a doctoral student from Princeton University, considers the values ascribed to work in the wake of its transformation in the latter half of the twentieth century. He explores how contending visions of the good life— among intellectuals and policymakers, but most importantly workers—were challenged and reconstituted amid changes wrought by industrialization, deindustrialization, and the ascent of low-wage service sector work. The heart of his dissertation research explores how workers themselves thought about work, what meaning they derived from it and what values they ascribed to it, and how this all changed over time.

Feel free to bring a lunch and your questions about Mr. Suarez's research so far.

April 8, 12-1
Reuther Conference Room
Walter P. Reuther Library
5401 Cass Ave.
Detroit Michigan

Please call 313.577.4024 with questions.