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Why work? : the perceptions of a "real job" and the rhetoric of work through the ages

Author: Robin Patric Clair
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the contemporary cultural construction of work, beginning with the expression, "A Real Job". Can the concept of work be divorced from the thinker's past?

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Why work?
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)652294010
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Patric Clair
ISBN: 9781557534545 1557534543
OCLC Number: 79256775
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].
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