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The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work by [Ciulla, Joanne B.]

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"A wonderfully readable tour through the history of ideas about work, as human nature or human condition; as curse or blessing; as a calling by God or expression of the inner self."
-- Michael W. Munley, Philadelphia Inquirer
"None of my guests on World of Ideas stimulated more response from viewers than Joanne Ciulla."
--Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television, Inc.


Drawing on history, mythology, literature, and pop culture, this fascinating critique of "work" in America asks why so many people allow work to take over their lives, what happened to the unspoken "contract" between worker and employer, why has downsizing become a norm, and many other important que

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3485 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business (16 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KABC6W
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #686,693 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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