Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
Publish date: May 28th 2009
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
While he values physical hand's on work more than computer based work, the answer surely is that people can only find value in themselves if they see value in their work. That many people's work has become depersonalised and there is an emphasis on interchangeability of working units. We have also...
This book irritated me to no end. Where one word would suffice, Two were used, and at least one would be a word chosen to impress the reader that this was no ordinary grease monkey, but some kind of warrior-poet....Or, a pretentious twit. In general the book attempts to make both a philosophical and...
This book is an interesting look at work in the 21st Century. Does every child need to go to college? What's the real value of learning a trade? What's the real cost of our throwaway society? Why don't Americans build anything again more. What's the psyche of cubicle workers. These are some o...
I had huge expectations for this book. After all, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is my all-time favorite read. Shop Class was a huge disappointment, probably due to my huge expectations. It reads with a mix of the stilted verbosity of academia and the incomprehensible (to me) vocabulary o...
excerpt at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24labor-t.html?pagewanted=6&em
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