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Shop class as soulcraft : an inquiry into the value of work

Author: Matthew B Crawford
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this wise and often funny book, a philosopher/mechanic systematically destroys the pretensions of the high-prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with one's hands.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew B Crawford
ISBN: 9781594202230 1594202230 9780143117469 0143117467
OCLC Number: 276819738
Notes: London edition has title: The case for working with your hands.
Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A brief case for the useful arts --
The separation of thinking from doing --
To be master of one's own stuff --
The education of a gearhead --
The further education of a gearhead : from amateur to professional --
The contradictions of the cubicle --
Thinking as doing --
Work, leisure, and full engagement.
Other Titles: Case for working with your hands.
Responsibility: Matthew B. Crawford.

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In this wise and often funny book, a philosopher/mechanic systematically destroys the pretensions of the high-prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with one's hands.

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