Getting Me Cheap at Seminary Coop

May 8, 2023
- 7:00 PM
Seminary Coop
5751 S Woodlawn Ave,
Chicago IL

We're excited to present Anna Galland and co-author of Getting Me Cheap Amanda Freeman in discussion at Seminary Coop. 

Getting Me Cheap is a riveting portrait of the lives of the low-wage workers—primarily women—who make this lifestyle possible. Sociologists Lisa Dodson and Amanda Freeman follow women in the food, health care, home care, and other low-wage industries as they struggle to balance mothering with bad jobs and without public aid. While these women tend to the needs of well-off families, their own children frequently step into premature adult roles, providing care for siblings and aging family members.
Based on years of in-depth field work and hundreds of eye-opening interviews, Getting Me Cheap explores how America traps millions of women and their children into lives of stunted opportunity and poverty in service of giving others of us the lives we seek.
Amanda Freeman is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Hartford and a writer and researcher of motherhood and work. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and Getting Me Cheap (The New Press) is her first book.
Anna Galland is chair of the board of MoveOn, and as a member of the boards of Public Citizen and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is a volunteer advisor to a number of other activist efforts and civic start-ups and lives in the Chicago area.