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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2009001789
(OCoLC)276819738
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew B Crawford
ISBN: 9781101054178 1101054174 9781101057292 1101057297 9781101056516 1101056517
OCLC Number: 519602895
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin USA, Inc., 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1422 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 748 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 593 KB).
Description: 246 p. : ill. ; 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.
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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