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Servers of Craft: Making and Teaching Taste among 'Cool' Blue-Collar Worker...

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Attenborough Arts Centre

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In today's new economy—in which "good" jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young people are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual labor occupations as careers, despite other work options. In his new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, Richard E. Ocejo looks at the renaissance of four such trades—bartending, distilling, barbering, and butchering. Focusing on a chapter from the book, in this talk he will discuss how these workers produce and inculcate taste, and elevate these jobs to a new form of elite cultural production. Richard is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
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