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Ilana Gershon
Associate Professor of Anthroplogy, Indiana University

Ilana Gershon is associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her latest book is Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don't Find) Work Today (2017).   She is interested in how using new media affects highly charged social tasks, such as breaking up or hiring, and has also published The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media (2010).

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The quitting economy

When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit

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