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On Coerced Labor and Work Without Employment


This week, we are playing 'This is Hell!: The Lost Pandemic Tapes, Volume Two.' a hand-picked collection of interviews never aired before on our home station, Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3FM. Today's featured interview is from May 6, 2020, when we spoke with Erin Hatton, author of, “Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment (University of California Press).”

Sociologist Erin Hatton explores the nature of coerced labor in America - as prisons, welfare programs and universities push workers outside the protection of traditional legal employment, employers wield increasing power to exploit and punish subjects with little protection and less bargaining power.






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Erin Hatton

Errin Hatton is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


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