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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2008
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robin Patric Clair
|Description:||xv, 196 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||The ontology and history of work. The messy business of defining work; Philosophy and rhetoric of work --
Philosophers, rhetoricians, and activists. Plato and Aristotle: philosophies of labor; Confucius and St. Benedict: spiritual leaders; Adam Smith: the father of capitalism; Karl Marx: a challenge to capitalism; Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois: out of slavery; Mother Jones and Emma Goldman: labor activists; Emile Durkheim: the division of labor; Max Weber: the father of sociology and theorist of bureaucracy; Frederick Winslow Taylor: the father of scientific management; Mary Parker Follett: ahead of her time --
The meaning of work. Why work?: concluding remarks; Why work: an epilogue.
|Other Titles:||Perceptions of a "real job"
Rhetoric of work through the ages
|Responsibility:||Robin Patric Clair [and others].|