Crossing the Unknown Sea Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

ISBN-10: 1573229148

ISBN-13: 9781573229142

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Whyte
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Description: Crossing the Unknown Seashows how poetry and practicality, far from being mutually exclusive, reinforce each other to give every aspect of our lives meaning and direction. For anyone who wants to deepen their connection to their work-or find out what their life's work is-this book is essential to navigating the way. "Readers who accept poet and Fortune 500 consultant Whyte's invitation to enter into 'an imaginative conversation about life and work' are likely to be challenged as well as delighted by the beauty of his writing and the expansiveness of his views. Gracefully using the metaphor of a sea voyage to depict the journey through the world of work, Whyte views work not only as a means of support, but as a means for interacting with the world and developing self-expression and identity...An abundance of provocative ideas... thoughtful readers will wholeheart-edly savor this book." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Steve Tombs is Professor of Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University. He has a long-standing interest in the incidence, nature and regulation of corporate crime, and in particular the regulation and management and health and safety at work. His most recent book is Safety Crimes , co-authored with Dave Whyte (2007). He co-edited, with Dave Gordon, Paddy Hillyard and Christina Pantazis, Beyond Criminology? Taking Harm Seriously (2004) and Criminal Obsessions (2005), as well as Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful: scrutinising states and corporations , with  Dave Whyte (2003). Dr David Whyte is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.  His principle research interests are in the field of corporate crime and corporate power.  He has published widely on subjects of corporate legal responsibility and accountability, with a particular interest in the use of legal mechanisms to improve corporate accountability.  He is a long standing board member of the London-based human rights charity, the Centre for Corporate Accountability.  In 2005 he was appointed by the Scottish Justice Minister to the Scottish Government Expert Group on Corporate Homicide.  His most recent books are Safety Crimes (2007, co-authored with Steve Tombs) and Crimes of the Powerful: a reader (2008).   His article on corporate crime and the rule of law in Iraq won the 2007 British Journal of Criminology Leon Radzinowitz Memorial Prize.

Beginnings
Courage and Conversation: Setting Out with a Firm Persuasion
The Mountain Farm: A Stranger at the Door
Mid Ocean
At the Cliff Edge of Life: From Powerlessness to Participation
A Star for Navigation: Ambition, Horizon, and Arrival
Out of Ireland: A Short Sea Crossing
Arrivals
The Awkward Way the Swan Walks: From Exhaustion to Wholeheartedness
The Fatal Shore: Arrival and Authenticity
Perspectives
Outlaw Imaginings: When the Real You Wants Out
A Marriage with Silence: Escaping the Prison of Time and Work
Crossing the Unknown Sea: A Voyage Through the Hours of the Day
Pilgrimage
Keats and Conversation: The New and Newly Youthful World of Work
Bibliography
Permissions
Index
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