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Dirty work : essential jobs and the hidden toll of inequality in America / Eyal Press.

Press, Eyal, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 331.7009 PRE (Text) 33500013454137 New Checked out 09/29/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374140182
  • ISBN: 0374140189
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"An urgent report from the front lines of "dirty work"-the work that society considers essential but morally compromised"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 July #1
    Journalist and author Press sheds light on the world of dirty work, work that causes substantial harm to other people, the world, or workers themselves. Press offers a wide variety of narratives starting with the prison guards who dole out horrendous abuse—and even kill—prisoners, behavior that was often excused and rewarded. Press expands the definition of dirty work, like counterterrorism jobs that require surveillance and remote killing by "joystick warriors" who press buttons but experience no consequences. The benefit technology provides saves soldiers' lives and keeps countries safe but cost those who commit the act their peace of mind. Press also covers the oil industry where near-death experiences are not unusual. In an interview with an offshore worker who survived an oil rig explosion, Press follows the man's journey dealing with injuries and PTSD. And, in the world of Silicon Valley, a Google worker unknowingly plays a part in the Chinese government's attempts to censor and monitor internet content and wrestles with the morality of his job. Readers will be intrigued by the in-depth tales of the world of dirty work. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Eyal Press is an author and a journalist based in New York. The recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, an Andrew Carnegie fellowship, a Cullman Center fellowship at the New York Public Library, and a Puffin Foundation fellowship at Type Media Center, he is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. He is the author of Beautiful Souls and Absolute Convictions.

Subject: Equality > United States.
Occupations > United States.
United States.

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