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BookPeople presents: Invisible in Austin Launch Party

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Please join us for the book launch of "Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City" at BookPeople.

The event will include an amazing panel with: 

Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, USC Sociology Professor
Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer
Cristina Tzintzún, Workers Defense Project
Javier Auyero, UT Sociology Professor and Co-author
Katie Jensen, UT Sociology PhD student and Co-author

In Invisible in Austin, the award-winning sociologist Javier Auyero and a team of graduate students explore the lives of those working at the bottom of the social order: house cleaners, office-machine repairers, cab drivers, restaurant cooks and dishwashers, exotic dancers, musicians, and roofers, among others. Recounting their subjects’ life stories with empathy and sociological insight, the authors show us how these lives are driven by a complex mix of individual and social forces. These poignant stories compel us to see how poor people who provide indispensable services for all city residents struggle daily with substandard housing, inadequate public services and schools, and environmental risks. Timely and essential reading, Invisible in Austin makes visible the growing gap between rich and poor that is reconfiguring the cityscape of one of America’s most dynamic places, as low-wage workers are forced to the social and symbolic margins.

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