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Faculty's book on flight attendant activism featured in Forbes

October 27, 2016

MurphryA new book on flight attendant activism written by Earlham’s Ryan Murphy is featured this week by leading business magazine Forbes.

Murphy’s book, Deregulating Desire: Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics and Workplace Justice, discusses role of flight attendant unions in leading social change. It was published by Temple University Press on Oct. 14 as part of its Sexuality Studies series.

Murphy was a flight attendant for United Airlines from 1998 to 2004 and a union leader in the San Francisco area during that time. At Earlham, he is an assistant professor of History and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Murphy’s commentary is included in Forbes Oct. 24 story entitled, “How United Airlines’ Move to Domestic Partner Benefits Changed the Flight Attendant Profession.”

The full story is available here.

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Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at 765-983-1256 and zimmebr@earlham.edu.


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