socimages:

From our archives on Labor Day: A collection of our posts on work.
Today is Labor Day in the U.S. Though many think of it mostly as a last long weekend for recreation and shopping before the symbolic end of summer, the federal holiday, officially established in 1894, celebrates the contributions of labor.
Here are some SocImages posts on a range of issues related to workers, from the history of the labor movement, to current workplace conditions, to the impacts of the changing economy on workers’ pay:
The Social Construction of Work
The surprisingly racist reason we don’t tip flight attendants
Luxury and the consumption of labor
The unsung heroes of the crash landing in San Francisco (pictured)
Why do firefighters take such risky jobs?
McDonald’s delusional blame-the-victim budget
Devaluing hospitality workers
Domestic  behavior as both gendered and raced: Who does what for airlines?
Child labor and the social construction of childhood
Child labor, 1908-1912
Women are 49% of the workforce, but we still think work is for men
Work in Popular Culture
Children’s books and segregation in the workplace
Hurricane Sandy and high fashion: Portraying a class hierarchy
Whimsical branding obscures Apple’s troubled supply chain
The “working family” discourse and the invisibility of individuals
The DJ in American culture: Resonant but misunderstood
Whiteness and tokenism on the runway
Forbes’ photostock faux paus (what do women workers look like?)
Unemployment, Underemployment, and the “Class War”
The “Precariat”: The new working class
When classes collide: Workers and guests at high end hotels
Who benefits from government programs?
Food stamps, public policy, and the working poor
Can the minimum wage cover average housing costs?
Discrimination against the long-term unemployed
Jon Stewart on class warfare
Mike Rowe defends blue-collar manual labor
Unions and Unionization
What have unions ever done for us?
Footage of strikes and protests
“Is your washroom breeding Bolsheviks?”
Target’s anti-union video for new employees
Unemployment and support for unions
César Chávez and the fight for farmworkers’ rights
Hiring non-union workers to staff picket lines
“A woman’s place is in her union!”
Economic Change, Globalization, and the Great Recession
Prison labor and taxpayer dollars
The austerity agenda and public employment
How many PhDs are professors?
Professors join the “precariat”
The exploitation of worker productivity
What kinds of jobs are we gaining in the slow recovery?
Historical look at changes in types of work
Two American families trapped in a changing economy
Gender and Work
Most women would rather divorce than be a housewife
Before the stewardess, the “steward”: When flight attendants were men
Star Trek is scaring the ladies: Why women don’t major in computer science
The dual career academic couple
Why “breadwinner moms” don’t portend a coming matriarchy
Single mother, meet jobless man
Gender, work, and family time
First-time mothers and access to paid work leave
The role of employer selection in gendered job segregation
The U.S. in International Perspective
The U.S. is las in paid vacation and holidays
International comparison of workplace leave policies
Vacation in international perspective
Just for Fun
Who is the highest paid employee of your state?
Secrets of the Internet Adult Film Database
Two-thirds of college students think they’re going to change the world
Bonus!
Advice for new college grads from two sociologists
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

From our archives on Labor Day: A collection of our posts on work.

Today is Labor Day in the U.S. Though many think of it mostly as a last long weekend for recreation and shopping before the symbolic end of summer, the federal holiday, officially established in 1894, celebrates the contributions of labor.

Here are some SocImages posts on a range of issues related to workers, from the history of the labor movement, to current workplace conditions, to the impacts of the changing economy on workers’ pay:

The Social Construction of Work

Work in Popular Culture

Unemployment, Underemployment, and the “Class War”

Unions and Unionization

Economic Change, Globalization, and the Great Recession

Gender and Work

The U.S. in International Perspective

Just for Fun

Bonus!

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

GoFundMe Page For Darren Wilson Replaced By Tax-Deductible Charity

invisiblelad:

aka14kgold:

supercargautier:

just to be clear, we are looking at a scenario in which the very organization tasked with investigating an officer-involved-shooting… are behind the donation drive to support the officer involved in the shooting

I just phrased that in the most neutral terms possible and it’s still absolutely damning

$3.5M minimum the murderer will be receiving as an award for a lynching.

That’s pretty much the scope of it. 

robotindisguise:

This church has to be as least… three times bigger than this.

robotindisguise:

This church has to be as least… three times bigger than this.

(Source: mondaymonkeylives)

ebeanezerscrooge:

the professor asked me what benjamin franklins brothers name was and i panicked and said frank benjalin. i have never fucked up that hard in my entire life

(Source: beesmygod)

outofcontextdnd:

DM: It is now morning and you wake. What do you do?

PC: immediately I check my stuff to see if the Rogue stole anything.

DM: You find that you must have misplaced 5 gold pieces.

PC: Eh, kinda deserve it.

thankgodforthepyrex:

fuckthisblogshit:

Why is this so funny to me 😭😭

My side hurt

(Source: lolgifs.net)

(Source: memewhore)

stunningpicture:

Pulled a layer of ice off a leaf

stunningpicture:

Pulled a layer of ice off a leaf

littlemammal:

cassidygraephoto:

head shots of littlemammal from earlier today. more to come later!

heyyyy nice we did this today and had Fun (they/them pronouns please)

lizclimo:

fair enough
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lizclimo:

fair enough

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