Going back to school in a month? Have something intelligent to say — without even reading a book. (But I think you’ll want to.) Here, we have four authors talking about their latest sociological work.
Each of their books illuminate a societal shift or movement that is happening in our country right now. From the corporate takeover of Wisconsin, to the rise of white supremacy, it’s fascinating stuff… and all, somehow, eerily connected.
What would you say is the underlying fabric that holds all this sh*t together?
With that question percolating in your brain, enjoy listening to these dynamic authors discuss their investigative research. If you’re like me, you’ll want to read all four books!
- We Are All Fast Food Workers Now by Annelise Orleck – Politics & Prose (stagnant wages)
- The Fall of Wisconsin by Dan Kaufman – How Dark Money, Gerrymandering and Democratic Complacency Altered Wisconsin Politics | NPR (corporate rule)
- Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew – Democracy Now! (racism and white supremacy)
- What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha – Democracy Now! (Flint water crisis)
Grasping the Big Picture