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The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism

Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: New York ; London : Norton, 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives in Westchester, New York, bakers in a high-tech Boston bakery, a barmaid turned advertising executive, and many others, Sennett explores the disorienting effects of the new capitalism. He reveals the vivid and illuminating contrast between two worlds of work: the vanished world of rigid, hierarchical organizations, where what mattered was a sense of personal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sennett
ISBN: 0393046788 9780393046786 0393319873 9780393319873
OCLC Number: 50054957
Description: 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Drift: How personal character is attacked by the new capitalism --
2. Routine: An evil of the old capitalism --
3. Flexible: The restructuring of time --
4. Illegible: Why modern forms of labor are difficult to understand --
5. Risk: Why risk-taking has become disorienting and depressing --
6. The Work Ethic: How the work ethic has changed --
7. Failure: Coping with failure --
8. The Dangerous Pronoun: Community as a remedy for the ills of work --
Appendix: Statistical Tables --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard Sennett.

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