Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

[Los Angeles] Working Us to Death: Alienated Labor under Capitalism

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:30 PM

Address: 111 North Wabash Ave, Suite 909 (Chicago Loop)

Sunday, October 4, 2015
6:30-9:30 PM

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building
Culver City (LA area)


  • Stephan Hammel, Marxist musicologist
  • Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins
  • Mansoor M., Iranian computer engineer and cultural worker

Since the 19th century, capitalism has radically transformed work, making the worker, in Marx’s language, a mere “appendage to the machine.” This deepened under 20th century assembly lines and has been extended globally today, as seen in places like China or Bangladesh. In recent years, alienated labor has begun to spread from the factory floor into white collar and professional work in the U.S. and other developed countries. All of this is fueled by fear in a system wherein ever-larger sectors of the population face permanent unemployment and precarity.

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