The Working Class in Science Fiction

Themes:
HistoryBusinessCulture
What:
Panel
When:
Sunday Aug 19   05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (1 hour)
Tags:
laborunions

Labor unions are an important part of the everyday life for millions of American workers, yet labor unions seem to be largely absent from our science fictional narratives, as compared to the presence of corporate businesses. This panel will explore whether there's an underlying assumption in science fiction that workers will not organize themselves, or whether there are alternative social models that are being explored. In the process, panelists will attempt to identify and analyze a very small but diverse body of SF works that do include images of unions, in ways that range from the symptomatic to the radically suggestive.

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