Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City – A Book Talk

Join the Austin History Center for a reading and discussion with contributors from Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City on Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 PM at 810 Guadalupe St.In Invisible in Austinaward-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.

Timely and essential reading, Invisible in Austin 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.

For more information about the book, visit University of Texas Press.

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. For more information about this event, please call 512-974-7498.