Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR

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Scribe Publications, 2000 - Social Science - 292 pages
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Subjected to the discipline of work and production, people’s living standards have risen across the North and in the most economically dynamic areas of the South. But material affluence is accompanied by increasing levels of stress, insecurity, depression, crime, and addiction. The environment that life itself depends on is also being destroyed. This book is a history of the capitalist culture of work.

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User Review  - bkinetic - LibraryThing

Sharon Beder does a thorough job of examining the background and harmful effects of the work ethic. The work ethic is seen as a tool of capitalism used to exploit workers, legitimize inequality, and ... Read full review

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Reads like a textbook--informative with well-supported arguments, but somewhat dry. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE VIRTUE OF WORK AND WEALTH
9
WORK STATUS AND SUCCESS
32
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Sharon Beder is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology and Society program of the University of Wollongong.

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