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Presenter(s)

Emily A. Callam

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Description

This case study focuses on the 2019 documentary American Factory and examines the issues of race and culture through the ethical lens of social justice. The Academy Award-winning documentary directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar introduces viewers to the transition of a large factory in Dayton, Ohio, from General Motors Company to Fuyao Glass America, a Chinese company. The film attempts to capture an all-encompassing view of this transition as it depicts the effects it has on everyone from the CEO of the company to both American and Chinese workers on the factory floor. Lifestyles and workplace cultures clash as the productivity levels of those in the United States does not nearly reach that of China.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Chad E. Painter

Primary Advisor's Department

Communication

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities

Race and Culture in American Factory: A Case Study

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