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Being and well-being : health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley

Author: J A English-Lueck
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
As the great American work-benefit experiment erodes, companies are increasingly asking people to take responsibility for managing their own health. This book explores this health culture, detailing the biomedical, countercultural, and immigrant-based beliefs and practices that shape ideas about working, care-giving, and more.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
English-Lueck, J.A. (June Anne), 1953-
Being and well-being.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010011324
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A English-Lueck
ISBN: 9780804775793 0804775796
OCLC Number: 719383405
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Embodying place --
Wearable parts --
In production --
Gearing up --
Structural failure --
Tinkering with the future.
Responsibility: J.A. English-Lueck.


This book tells the stories of the workers, the young people who will be future workers, and retired people who feel capitalism in their very bodies, as they work to define what it means to be  Read more...


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"Carefully written, using data mined from a range of ethnographic projects spanning a period of 15 years, this thought-provoking monograph posits that Silicon Valley is very much a 'bellwether' for a Read more...

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