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Ambulance work under late capitalism.

Feb 4

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Josh Seim

Ambulance work and urban suffering under late capitalism.

Sociologist Josh Seim explores the work of paramedics and EMTs under late capitalism - operating between the marginal guarantees of the state and the endless demands of capitalism, ambulance workers are subject to the same precarity and exploitation hollowing out societies and sickening the communities they patrol.

Josh is author of Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering from University of California Press.