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Working in America A Humanities Reader

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ISBN-10: 0268019487

ISBN-13: 9780268019488

Edition: 1992

Authors: Robert Sessions, Jack Wortman

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Caught in the whirlwind of the postindustrial revolution, many members of today's labor force look upon the changing job landscape and feel displaced and devalued. Robert Sessions and Jack Wortman have compiled this selection of humanities readings to explore the many ways that work shapes and defines us, and to anticipate the ever-changing demands of the contemporary workplace. Although the humanities approach to studying work offers no predictions, statistics, or prognostications, it provides images and visions that aid in understanding the multiple meanings, values, and effects of work. Working in America is organized into three sections. Section I examines in detail the personal…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 5/31/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 530
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

"Two Tramps in Mud Time"
Introduction: Work and the Humanities
"The Future of Work"
Voices from the Workplace: Our Complex Relations to Work
Ecclesiastes 1:2-5, 2 and 3
The Yin and Yang of Work: Our Ambivalent Feelings about Work
Work as a Curse
Genesis 3:14-24
"The Woman's Labour: To Mr. Stephen Duck"
Interview with Mike Lefevre, Steelworker, from Working
Finding Our Identities through Work
Matthew 25:14-30
Interview with Dolores Dante, Waitress, from Working
An Alternative American View of Work
"The Arkansas Traveler"
from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Materialism and Spiritual Values
A Worker's Voice: A San Francisco Dockworker
Finding Meaning in the Material World
"Advice to a Young Tradesman"
"The Professor Waking"
Worlds to Choose From
"The World Is Too Much with Us"
"The Iron Messiah"
Finding Meaning in Spiritual Living
from Walden
Humans as Commodities: Conformity and Rebellion
A Worker's Voice: Scottish Coal-Mining Girl
"The Unknown Citizen"
"The Man in the Dead Machine"
"The Daily Grind"
"Portrait of a Machine"
"Ain't I a Woman?"
"Song to the Men of England"
"Professions for Women"
"I Have Seen Black Hands"
"The White Negro"
Alienation and Integration
A Worker's Voice: General Motors Autoworker
"Bartleby the Scrivener"
"I Stand Here Ironing"
"Useful Work Versus Useless Toil"
"In My Craft or Sullen Art"
The History of Work in the Western World
Quotes from Western History
Western Ways of Working before the Industrial Revolution
Classical Greece
from "Works and Days"
from The Republic
The Medieval World
from "The Feet of the Commonwealth"
from "Piers Ploughman"
The Conceptual Foundations of Modern Work
The Founding Story: A New Paradigm
from Second Treatise of Government
"Of the Division of Labour" from Wealth of Nations
Salvation, Work, and the New Paradigm
from Religion and the Rise of Capitalism
"Young Goodman Brown"
Moral and Religious Concerns with the New Paradigm
"Alienated Labour"
"Good Country People"
The Promises and Problems of Modernism
Progress, Wealth, and New Images of Individuals and Society
"Dover Beach"
from The World We Have Lost
from The Triumph of Industrial Enterprise
"The Gospel of Wealth"
"The Trees in the Garden"
Problems in the Workplace
"Hard Times in the Mill"
"On Manufacturers"
"That Aristocracy May Be Engendered by Manufactures"
"Workers and the Reorganization of Production"
"Making a Change"
Problems for Workers
The Hidden Injuries of Class
"The Rocking Horse Winner"
"A Black Man Talks of Reaping"
"Murdering the Innocents"
from The Grapes of Wrath
Consumerism: Salvaging the Promises of Modernism?
"pity this busy monster, manunkind"
"Playboy and Miss America"
"One off the Short List"
Other Paradigms: Visions of the Future of Working in America
from On Human Work
Visions of Work from Other Cultures
"The Originial Affluent Society"
"The Joy of Work as Participation"
Visions of Good Work in the Modern World
"The Abolition of Work"
"The Myth of Sisyphus"
"Buddhist Economics"
"The Dynamo and the Virgin"
"Motherearth and Megamachine"
"A Visit to Those Who Succeeded"