Invisible In Austin: Book Presentation & Discussion

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MonkeyWrench Books says
Dr. Javier Auyero and other authors of the recently published book Invisible in Austin will describe their research and writing experience, share their views about inequalities in Austin and the United States, and engage in a debate with the audience.

Austin, Texas, is renowned as a high-tech, fast-growing city for the young and creative, a cool place to live, and the scene of internationally famous events. But as in many American cities, poverty and penury are booming along with wealth and material abundance.

Invisible in Austin explores 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, the authors show us how these lives are driven by a complex mix of individual and social forces. Their analysis makes visible the growing gap between rich and poor that is reconfiguring the cityscape of one of America’s most dynamic places, as low-wage workers are forced to the social and symbolic margins.
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By: MonkeyWrench Books

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