Literature and Work

ISBN-10: 0205681093
ISBN-13: 9780205681099
Edition: 2011
Authors: Thomas M. Kitts
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Description: Literature and Work is part of Longman's the Essential Literature Series. This anthology introduces students to work by having them read, discuss, and write about work-related topics, which are often connected to issues of gender, race, ethnicity,  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 11/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Literature and Work is part of Longman's the Essential Literature Series. This anthology introduces students to work by having them read, discuss, and write about work-related topics, which are often connected to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and class. The book features contemporary as well as classic literature with a global perspective. The literature is arranged under eight primary themes: "Work: Definitions and Ideals," "Entering the Work Force," "Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor," "The Immigrant Experience," "Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power," "Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Power," "Work and Ethics," and "Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment."

Introduction
Work: Definitions and Ideals
From The Autobiography, Chapter 8 [on moral perfection]
The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758
From Life without Principle
The Tuft of Flowers
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
What Work Is
Entering the Workforce
A & P
Goodfellows
Orientation
Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor
Under the Lion's Paw
Chicago
Washerwoman
Harlem Dancer
From Working, Delores Dante, Waitress
Those Winter Sundays
Waiting Table
Digger Laid Off
Factory Time
From Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
I Hate My Job
The Immigrant Experience
From The Jungle
Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee)
Cakes
Marian
So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans
Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits
El Olor de Cansansio (The Smell of Fatigue)
Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power
The Chimney Sweeper (versions from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience)
John Henry
Counterparts
'Butch' Weldy
The Hairy Ape
From Working, Who Built the Pyramids?: Mike LeFevre
Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Power
On Colored Women and Work
From Black Boy, Five Dollar Fight
The Five-Forty-Eight
Marks
Song of the Fisher Wife
Work and Ethics
The Prodigal Son
Written in London, September 1802
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Editor Whedon
The Use of Force
Highway Patrolman
The New Yorker Fiction
Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment
The Solitary Reaper
I Hear America Singing
In a Station of the Metro
Digging
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Ex-Basketball Player
Hay for the Horses
Assembly Line
Dr. Shy
Working in a Public Elementary School

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