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Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy (Paperback)

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    Millions of young people—and increasingly some not-so-young people—now work as interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand magazine offices, legislative backrooms, and Hollywood studios, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, map the huma......more

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Millions of young people—and increasingly some not-so-young people—now work as interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand magazine offices, legislative backrooms, and Hollywood studios, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, map the human genome, and pick up garbage. Intern Nation is the first expose of the exploitative world of internships. In this witty, astonishing, and serious investigative work, Ross Perlin profiles fellow interns, talks to academics and professionals about what unleashed this phenomenon, and explains why the intern boom is perverting workplace practices around the world.

The hardcover publication of this book precipitated a torrent of media coverage in the US and UK, and Perlin has added an entirely new afterword describing the growing focus on this woefully underreported story. Insightful and humorous, Intern Nation will transform the way we think about the culture of work.

Ross Perlin is a graduate of Stanford, SOAS, and Cambridge, and has written for, the New York Times, Time magazine, Lapham’s Quarterly, Guardian, Daily Mail, and Open Democracy. He is researching disappearing languages in China.

Author:
Perlin, Ross
Genre:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Updated
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
268
Language:
English
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publish Date:
04/04/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781844678839
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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