We asked a few OOW scholars what recent books and articles they recommend. Keep these great works in mind when you’re deciding what to read this winter!
- Berrey, Ellen, Robert L. Nelson, and Laura Beth Nielsen. 2017. Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Dudley, Kathryn Marie. 2014. Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Edelman, Lauren. 2016. Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Espeland, Wendy, and Michael Sauder. 2016. Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability. New York: Russel Sage Foundation.
- Karjanen, David J. 2016. The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization versus the Working Poor in San Diego. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
- Krinsky, John, and Maud Simonet. 2017. Who Cleans the Park? Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Menger, Pierre-Michele. 2014. The Economics of Creativity: Arts and Achievement under Uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Ocejo, Richard. 2017. Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in The New Urban Economy. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- Owen-Smith, Jason. 2018. Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
- Paul, Anju Mary. 2017. Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Snyder, Benjamin H. 2016. The Disrupted Workplace: Time and the Moral Order of Flexible Capitalism. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Stevens, Mitchell L., Cynthia Miller-Idriss, and Seteney Shami. 2018. Seeing the World: How U.S. Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- England, Paula, Jonathan Bearak, Michelle J. Budig, and Melissa J. Hodges. 2016. “Do Highly Paid, Highly Skilled Women Experience the Largest Motherhood Penalty?” American Sociological Review 81(6):1161-1189.
- Harcourt, Bernard E. 2010. “Neoliberal Penalty: A Brief Genealogy.” Theoretical Criminology 14(1):74-92.
- Kang, Sonia K., Katherine A. DeCelles, András Tilcsik, and Sora Jun. 2016. “Whitened Resumes: Race and Self-Presentation in the Labor Market.” Administrative Science Quarterly 61(3):469-502.
- Kiviat, Barbara. 2017. “The Art of Deciding with Data: Evidence from How Employers Translate Credit Reports into Hiring Decisions.” Socio-Economic Review.
- Song, Jae, David J. Price, Fatih Guvenen, Nicholas Bloom, and Till von Wachter. 2015. “Firming Up Inequality.” NBER Working Paper No. 21199.