Biography: Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. A contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times, The Nation, and Al Jazeera, he is the author , of many books, including Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal; Bird On Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City; Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times; Fast Boat to China--Lessons from Shanghai; and , No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and its Hidden CostsThe Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town. His forthcoming book, (from Verso) is titled Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel.
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Professor of History at NYU, and author of a number of books, including Fordlandia and, recently, The End of the Myth.