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

Author: Matthew B Crawford
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common but now seems to be receding from society - the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. Those of us who sit in an office often feel a lack of connection to the material world, a sense of loss, and find it difficult to say exactly what we do all day. Philosopher/mechanic Crawford destroys the pretensions of the high-prestige  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew B Crawford
ISBN: 9781410419743 1410419746
OCLC Number: 417435424
Description: 341 pages (large print) ; 23 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 --
Concluding remarks on solidarity and self-reliance.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Matthew B. Crawford.

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Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common but now seems to be receding from society - the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. Those of us who sit in an office often feel a lack of connection to the material world, a sense of loss, and find it difficult to say exactly what we do all day. Philosopher/mechanic Crawford destroys the pretensions of the high-prestige workplace and restores the honor of the manual trades. (Bestseller).

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