Disciplined Minds A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives

ISBN-10: 0742516857

ISBN-13: 9780742516854

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jeff Schmidt

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This book details the battle one must fight to be an independent thinker, showing how an honest reassessment of what it means to be a professional in today's corporate society can be remarkably liberating. Poignant examples from the world of work reveal the workplace as a battleground for the very identity of the individual. Schmidt contends that professional work is inherently political--that the unstated duty of professionals is to maintain strict ideological discipline. Career dissatisfaction evolves as workers lose control over the political component of their creative work. After reading this insightful book, no one who works for a living will ever think the same way about their job. Jeff Schmidt lives in Washington, D.C., where he is an editor for Physics Today.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Timid Professionals
Trusted Cadre
Hidden Curriculum
Ideological Discipline
The Politics of Not Getting Political
The Expert's Opinion
When Does a Job Demand a Professional?
Working Between the Lines
Insiders, Guests and Crashers
Jurors: Professionals for a Week
Inadvertent Satirists
"Real World" Credentials
Assignable Curiosity
Directing the Professor's Curiosity
A Government Agency Is a Government Agency
The Social Significance Concealment Game
Condensed Matter Physics
Plasma Physics
It Takes a Professional
The Division of Labor
Weakening the Individual
Dreams of Escape
Opportunity to Escape
A Life-and-Death Matter
Ugly Scene at the Narrow Gate
A Strategy for Understanding
Selection as a Political Process
The Instrument of Selection
Narrowing the Political Spectrum
Before the Narrowing
Metamorphosis and Unnatural Selection
The Primacy of Attitude
The Convergence of Prejudgment and Score
Examining the Examination
Imposing a Social Framework
Turning Tricks
Time Pressure and Problem Fragments
Boredom and Endurance
Technical Details, Naked Formulas and "Usefulness"
The Elitist's Advantage
Gratuitous Bias
Bias--Necessary and Unnecessary, Hidden and Superficial
Freudian Slips
"Neutral" Voices
Conflicts with Employers
Resisting Indoctrination
Brainwashing and Resistance
How to Survive Professional Training with Your Values Intact
Prisoner of War Resistance
Confrontation or Obliteration
My Own Case
Individual Violence
Now or Never
About the Author
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