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My job, my self : work and the creation of the modern individual

Author: Al Gini
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Why do we work? And why do we work so obsessively? Gini observes that work rules, runs, and sometimes ruins our lives. But what is intriguing is that in spite of this, many of us come to love, or at least need, that which holds us captive. Peppered with real voices from workers and employers across America, and with references from psychology to history to economics, My Job, My Self shows us the human cost of a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Al Gini
ISBN: 0415926351 9780415926355 041592636X 9780415926362
OCLC Number: 42579640
Description: xiii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: You are what you do --
Work --
what is it? --
Collar color doesn't count --
Good work/bad work --
Lack of vision --
All work, but very little ethics --
Women in the workplace --
Squeezing time --
Workaholism, stress, and fatigue --
The work, spend, and debt syndrome --
Moral leadership and business ethics --
The end of work: is Rifkin right? --
The failure of work --
The future of work.
Responsibility: Al Gini.


This book explores why we work, how our work affects us, and what we will become as a nation of workers. It is a lively and humorous meditation on the nature of work and identity, the costs and  Read more...
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"He looks at it [work-related topics] all through his own humane yet practical lens...The result is packed with insights for workers and bosses alike...Gini covers a big topic from many different Read more...

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