Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City
The Austin History Center will present a reading and discussion with contributors from Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City.
In Invisible in Austin, award-winning sociologist Javier Auyero and a team of graduate students explore the lives of those working at the bottom of the social order: house cleaners, nannies, office machine repairers, cab drivers, restaurant cooks and dish washers, exotic dancers, musicians, and roofers, among them. Recounting their life stories with empathy and sociological insight, the authors show us how these lives are driven by a complex mix of individual and social forces.
The event will include readings and discussion with:
- Javier Auyero, UT Sociology Professor and Editor
- Pamela Neumann, UT Sociology PhD Candidate and Co-author
- Marcos Pérez, UT Sociology PhD Candidate and Co-author
- Jennifer Scott, UT Social Work PhD Candidate and Co-author
Light refreshments will be served at the book talk. After the program ends, the authors will be available for a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale and a portion of the book sales will benefit the Austin History Center Association.