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The thought of work

Author: John W Budd
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : ILR Press, 2011.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is work? Is it simply a burden to be tolerated or something more meaningful to one's sense of identity and self-worth? And why does it matter? In a uniquely thought-provoking book, John W. Budd presents ten historical and contemporary views of work from across the social sciences and humanities. By uncovering the diverse ways in which we conceptualize work—such as a way to serve or care for others, a source of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Budd
ISBN: 9780801449833 0801449839 9780801477614 0801477611
OCLC Number: 696605133
Description: xi, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Work as a curse --
Work as freedom --
Work as a commodity --
Work as occupational citizenship --
Work as disutility --
Work as personal fulfillment --
Work as a social relation --
Work as caring for others --
Work as identity --
Work as service --
Conclusion : work matters.
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: John W. Budd.

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By drawing explicit attention to diverse, implicit meanings of work, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, to value it, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its  Read more...

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