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    DescriptionEvery year, between one and two million Americans work as interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand newsrooms, congressional offices, and Hollywood studios, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, build the human genome, and pick up garbage. Ross Perlin's book is the first expose of the exploitative world of internships, and its hardcover publication precipitated a torrent of media coverage in the US and UK. In this witty, astonishing, and serious investigative work, Perlin profiles fellow interns, talks to academics and professionals about what unleashed this phenomenon, and explains why the intern boom is perverting workplace practices around the world. Insightful and humorous, Intern Nation will transform the way we think about the culture of work.

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    Intern Nation
    How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ross Perlin
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844678839
    ISBN 10: 1844678830

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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    16 April 2012
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    Author Information
    ROSS PERLIN is a graduate of Stanford, SOAS and Cambridge. He has written for the New York Times, Time magazine, Lapham's Quarterly, the Guardian, Daily Mail and openDemocracy. He is researching disappearing languages in China.
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    "Perlin contends that most internships are illegal, according to the Fair Labor and Standards Act, stripping people who are employees in all but name of workers' rights." New Yorker; "A portrait of how white-collar work is changing - thought-provoking and at times jaw-dropping - almost a companion volume to Naomi Klein's celebrated 2000 expose of modern sweatshops, No Logo." Andy Beckett, Guardian; "A compelling investigation of a trend that threatens to destroy 'what's left of the ordered world of training, hard work and fair compensation' - Full of restrained force and wit, this is a valuable book on a subject that demands attention." Observer; "This vigorous and persuasive book ... argues that the fundamental issue is the growing contingency of the global workforce." Roger D. Hodge, Bookforum; "A book that offers landmark coverage of its topic." Andrew Ross, London Review of Books.