BUNDLE WEEK: Fran Benson’s bundles of ILR books!

Fran Benson’s bundles of ILR books:


The World through the Lens of Class

  1. No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class
  2. Class Lives: Stories from across Our Economic Divide
  3. Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures
  4. Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America
  5. The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret
  6. What’s Class Got to Do with It: American Society in the Twenty-first Century
  7. Class and Campus Life: Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College
  8. New Working Class Studies


Critical Thinking about Work

  1. The Thought of Work
  2. Undoing Work, Rethinking Community: A Critique of the Social Function of Work
  3. A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs
  4. A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment


Fran Benson is editorial director of ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press.  She has been thinking about work and publishing books about work for several decades. These picks are part of the reason she received a special award from the Center for Study of Working Class Life and the Working Class Studies Association for her “farsighted intellectual leadership in bringing the field of working class studies into being.” They are also among those that have significantly affected her general perspective in recent years.


Love to share? Tell us what books made your bundle, tagging @CornellPress and using the hashtag #BundleWeek on social, and we might just share them to inspire others.

Stay tuned for Bundle Week promo codes to be released next Monday May 20th, and happy Bundle Week!

BUNDLE WEEK: Fran Benson’s bundles of ILR books!

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