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Corrosion of Character The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

ISBN-10: 0393319873
ISBN-13: 9780393319873
Edition: 2000
Authors: Richard Sennett
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Description: This work describes, explains and warns Europe against following the road alreadly taken by the U.S. and, perhaps not quite irreversibly, Britain by providing an account of life in high-risk, low-loyalty workplaces.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 117
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

This work describes, explains and warns Europe against following the road alreadly taken by the U.S. and, perhaps not quite irreversibly, Britain by providing an account of life in high-risk, low-loyalty workplaces.

�mile Durkheim(18581917) founded the French school of sociology. His most famous works include The Division of Labor in Societyand The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Robin Busss most recent translations for Penguin include Dumass The Black Tulip. Richard Sennettis the Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT and a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics.

Preface
Drift: How personal character is attacked by the new capi alism
Routine: An evil of the old capitalism
Flexible: The restructuring of time
Illegible: Why modern forms of labor are difficult to understand
Risk: Why risk-taking has become disorienting and depressing
The Work Ethic: How the work ethic has changed
Failure: Coping with failure
The Dangerous Pronoun: Community as a remedy for the ills of work
Statistical Tables
Notes
Index

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