April 26, 2021

The Next Shift: A Virtual Discussion

Gabriel Winant, Katrina Forrester, and Charles Petersen in conversation

Join n+1 contributor Gabriel Winant in conversation with Katrina Forrester and n+1 senior editor Charles Petersen, cohosted by the Harvard Book Store. They’ll discuss Winant’s celebrated new book, The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to the Harvard Book Store.

Monday, April 26
RSVP and find more information via Harvard Book Store

Praise for The Next Shift

“How the health-care industry replaced manufacturing while downgrading the quality of American middle-class life, furthering inequality, and fueling political bitter divisions is the welcome subject of Gabriel Winant’s The Next Shift . . . Winant weaves together a convincing argument that this downward mobility has been driven by a gendered and racist political economy that values many things—from retiree health care to CEO pay—more than care work by women and people of color.” —John W. Miller, Democracy

“Beautifully written, extensively researched, and sharply argued, The Next Shift offers a new way to think about the transformations often grouped together under the rubric of ‘neoliberalism.’ Winant sees deindustrialization not simply as a story of decline, but a story of the rise of a new kind of working class.” —Kimberly Phillips-Fein, author of Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

“A sophisticated, politically pointed, and beautiful crafted book, The Next Shift chronicles both the erosion of the white male industrial working class and the ascendance of a service sector run by the labor of white women and men and women of color. But unlike most stories of industrial decline, Winant’s history bristles with hope for activism for the new world of work that has emerged.” —Eileen Boris, author of Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919–2019