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Literature and Work#xA0;is part of Longman's#xA0;The Essential Literature Series.#xA0; This#xA0;anthology#xA0;introduces students to work by having them read, discuss, and write about work-related topics, which are often connected to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and class.#xA0; The book features contemporary as well as classic literature with a global perspective.#xA0; The literature is arranged under eight primary themes: #x1C; Work: Definitions and Ideals,#x1D; #x1C;Entering the Work Force,#x1D; #x1C;Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor,#x1D; #x1C;The Immigrant Experience,#x1D; #x1C;Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power,#x1D; #x1C;Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Power,#x1D; #x1C;Work and Ethics,#x1D; and #x1C;Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment.#x1D;#xA0;
Table of Contents
|Work: Definitions and Ideals||p. 3|
|From The Autobiography, Chapter 8 [on moral perfection]||p. 5|
|The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758||p. 11|
|From Life without Principle||p. 19|
|The Tuft of Flowers||p. 23|
|A Clean Well-Lighted Place||p. 26|
|What Work Is||p. 31|
|Entering the Workforce||p. 33|
|A & P||p. 35|
|Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor||p. 61|
|Under the Lion's Paw||p. 63|
|Harlem Dancer||p. 78|
|From Working, Delores Dante, Waitress||p. 80|
|Those Winter Sundays||p. 86|
|Waiting Table||p. 88|
|Digger Laid Off||p. 90|
|Factory Time||p. 92|
|From Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America||p. 96|
|I Hate My Job||p. 115|
|The Immigrant Experience||p. 119|
|From The Jungle||p. 121|
|Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee)||p. 129|
|So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans||p. 146|
|Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits||p. 149|
|El Olor de Cansansio (The Smell of Fatigue)||p. 151|
|Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power||p. 155|
|The Chimney Sweeper (versions from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience)||p. 157|
|John Henry||p. 160|
|'Butch' Weldy||p. 172|
|The Hairy Ape||p. 174|
|From Working, Who Built the Pyramids?: Mike LeFevre||p. 210|
|Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Power||p. 219|
|On Colored Women and Work||p. 221|
|From Black Boy, Five Dollar Fight||p. 224|
|The Five-Forty-Eight||p. 232|
|Song of the Fisher Wife||p. 246|
|Work and Ethics||p. 249|
|The Prodigal Son||p. 251|
|Written in London, September 1802||p. 253|
|Bartleby, the Scrivener||p. 255|
|Editor Whedon||p. 283|
|The Use of Force||p. 285|
|Highway Patrolman||p. 289|
|The New Yorker Fiction||p. 292|
|Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment||p. 305|
|The Solitary Reaper||p. 307|
|I Hear America Singing||p. 309|
|In a Station of the Metro||p. 311|
|Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio||p. 314|
|Ex-Basketball Player||p. 316|
|Hay for the Horses||p. 318|
|Assembly Line||p. 320|
|Dr. Shy||p. 322|
|Working in a Public Elementary School||p. 330|
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