Why Work?: The Perceptions of A Real Job and the Rhetoric of Work through the Ages Robin P. Clair

ISBN: 9781557534545

Published: January 31st 2008

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196 pages


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Why Work?: The Perceptions of A Real Job and the Rhetoric of Work through the Ages  by  Robin P. Clair

Why Work?: The Perceptions of A Real Job and the Rhetoric of Work through the Ages by Robin P. Clair
January 31st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 196 pages | ISBN: 9781557534545 | 9.70 Mb

Why Work explores the contemporary cultural construction of work, beginning with the expression, A Real Job. This volume examines work in the writings of Aristotle, Plato, Confucius, St. Benedict, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Booker T. Washington,MoreWhy Work explores the contemporary cultural construction of work, beginning with the expression, A Real Job. This volume examines work in the writings of Aristotle, Plato, Confucius, St.

Benedict, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Mother Jones, Emma Goldman, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and Mary Parker Follett to answer the question, Can the concept of work be divorced from the thinkers past? A final chapter re-examines the core issue in light of the vary concept of work and ask one more time why work? This work is a result of an Honors seminar at Purdue University.



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