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The Oxford book of work

Author: Keith Thomas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores many different forms of work, from ploughing a field to writing a poem, not forgetting housework and other forms of unpaid labour.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of work.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)652504604
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Thomas
ISBN: 0192142178 9780192142177
OCLC Number: 39615334
Description: xxiii, 618 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The nature of work. The primal curse ; Compensations and rewards ; All in a day's work --
Kinds of work. Women's work and child labour ; Working the land and sea ; All manner of occupations ; Head work --
The reform of work. Dissatisfactions ; Life after work.
Responsibility: edited by Keith Thomas.
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An anthology exploring the nature of work and attitudes to it from God's first punishment to the present day. From the perspectives of theologians, economists, philosophers and social investigators,  Read more...

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"A phantasmagoric mixture of wit and witness."--Edward Rothstein, The New York Times"Thomas makes labor come to life. An amazingly varied collection of poems, snippets of novels, newspaper articles, Read more...

 
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