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

Author: Matthew B Crawford
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
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A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew B Crawford
ISBN: 9780143117469 0143117467
OCLC Number: 441177844
Description: 246 p. : ill. ; 20 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.
Responsibility: Matthew B. Crawford.

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A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.

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