9780321094223

The Working Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321094223

  • ISBN10:

    0321094220

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-27
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Timely, smart, and hip, this engaging reader teaches students to think critically about the importance and place of work in their lives. A particularly relevant reader given the career-minded orientation of today's students,The Working Lifehelps students "see" work more practically and critically, both in terms of their eventual career paths and their immediate college environment. Approaching the idea of work from multiple perspectives, the readings present work as both a source of fulfillment and meaning and a place of frustration and fatigue. ThroughoutThe Working Lifehelps students use writing to examine their own complex attitudes, values, and beliefs about work in life, work as life, and our lives at work. Each of the six sections focuses on a different aspect of work and contains readings ranging from scholarly articles to contemporary journalism, visual representations of work from the media and fine arts, fiction and non-fiction stories about work, and a sample of screenshorts from a work-related Website.

Table of Contents

Readings and Materials by Genre and Mode xi
Preface for Instructors xiii
Preface for Students xvii
CHAPTER 1 The Writer's Work 1(26)
Working with Texts: Critical Reading and Writing
1 (1)
The Work of Reading
2(1)
The Work of Readers and Texts
2(1)
Reading Is Writing
3(1)
Work Habits for Critical Reading
4(1)
Working with Words and Images/Words as Images: Reading in a Visual Culture
4(2)
Learning, Choosing, and Adapting Strategies That Work for You
6(1)
Some Common Questions for Critical Reading: A Brief Overview
6(1)
Some Common Questions for Critical Reading: A Detailed Approach
7(4)
Planning Your Work: Previewing Strategies
7(1)
Working with Texts: Annotating Strategies
8(1)
Processing Your Work: Summary and Analysis
9 (2)
The Work of Writing
11(4)
Kinds of Writing Work
12(3)
Work Habits for Writing
15(1)
Common Questions for Writers: A Brief Overview
15 (1)
Common Questions: A Detailed Approach
15(7)
Working with Texts: Drafting and Revising Strategies
19(1)
Revisions Strategies
20(1)
Working with Texts: Editing, Proofreading, and Polishing Strategies
21(1)
Strategies for Effective Editing, Polishing, and Proofreading
21(1)
The Work of Research
22(3)
Working with Sources: Evaluating Information
24 (1)
Final Thoughts
25(2)
CHAPTER 2 Work, Labor, Career: the Meaning of Work 27 (64)
Preparing to Read: Writing Suggestions for the Beginning of Chapter 2
28(1)
Foundational Readings
28(19)
Genesis 3:17-19
28(1)
Aristotle
from The Politics
29(2)
Franklin, Benjamin
from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
31(7)
Black, Bob
from The Abolition of Work
38 (9)
Reading the Web: Monster.com
47(2)
Stories of Work
49(38)
Alger, Horatio
from Ragged Dick
49(6)
Melville, Herman
Bartleby the Scrivener
55 (28)
Carmony, Kathryn
Surfing the Classifieds
83 (4)
Media Images
87(2)
Adams, Scott
Dilbert
87(2)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
89(2)
CHAPTER 3 Education and Work/Education as Work 91 (64)
Preparing to Read: Writing Suggestions for the Beginning of Chapter 3
91(1)
Foundational Readings
92(37)
Anyon, Jean
from Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work
92(15)
Nixon, Ron
Caution: Children at Work
107(5)
The Role of Technology In Higher Education
112 (1)
Cwiklik, Robert
A Different Course
112 (5)
Traub, James
from The Next University. Drive-Thru U: Higher Education for People Who Mean Business
117(6)
Postman, Neal
Of Luddites, Learning, and Life
123 (6)
Reading the Web
129(4)
Comparing College Web Sites: Three Views on School and Work
129 (4)
University of Phoenix
129(1)
Portland State University
130(2)
Mount San Antonio College
132(1)
Stories of Work
133(19)
Clemens, Samuel
from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
133(8)
Rose, Mike
from Lives on the Boundary
141(11)
Media Images
152(1)
Groening, Matt
Life In School
152(1)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
153(2)
CHAPTER 4 Work and Social Class 155(68)
Preparing to Read: Writing Suggestions for the Beginning of Chapter 4
156(1)
Foundational Readings
156(37)
Smith, Adam
from An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
156(8)
Mantsios, Gregory
Media Magic: Making Class Invisible
164(10)
Zweig, Michael,
from The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret
174(19)
Reading the Web
193(3)
Justice for Janitors
193 (3)
Stories of Work
196(22)
Ehrenreich, Barbara
from Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
196(13)
Brecht, Bertolt
Questions from a Worker Who Reads
209 (2)
Selected Poems about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
211(7)
Media Images
218(3)
The Phoenix Companies, Inc. Advertisement
218(3)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
221(2)
CHAPTER 5 Work and Family 223(48)
Foundational Readings
225(31)
Kessler-Harris, Alice
from Women Have Always Worked
225(11)
Coontz, Stephanie
The American Family
236(7)
Schor, Juliet B.
from The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
243(7)
Galinsky, Ellen
Do Working Parents Make the Grade?
250 (6)
Reading the Web
256(3)
Families and Work Institute Web Site
256(3)
Stories of Work
259(6)
Casey, Deb
ZOOOOOOOM: A Familiar Story: Drop-Off/Pick-Up Panic
259(2)
Welfare, Before and After: Two Essays by Annie Downey
261(1)
Is There Life After Welfare?
262(1)
The Journey to Not
263(2)
Media Images
265(3)
Working Mother and Dadmag.com Web Sites
265 (3)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
268(3)
CHAPTER 6 Work and Diversity 271(78)
Foundational Readings
273(41)
Belkin, Lisa
Showdown at Yazoo Industries
273 (17)
Chideya, Farai
from The Color of Our Future: Race for the 21st Century
290(17)
Coolidge, Shelley Donald
On the Job, It's English or the Pink Slip
307(4)
Conley, Dalton
The Cost of Slavery
311(3)
Reading the Web
314(4)
Ragged Edge Magazine Online
314(4)
Stories of Work
318(25)
Douglass, Frederick
from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
318(8)
Guerrero, Lalo
Corrido de Cesar Chavez
326(4)
Coleman, Wanda
Office Politics
330(3)
Saltman, Nina
Carpenter Foreman
333(10)
Media Images
343(3)
Fast Food Restaurant Job Advertisement, 1989
343 (3)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
346(3)
CHAPTER 7 Ethics of Work/The Work Ethic 349(38)
Foundational Readings
351(24)
Weber, Max
from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
351(5)
Judis, John B.
Value Free
356(7)
Kirn, Walter
Summertime Dues
363(3)
Focus on School Work and Ethics: Plagiarism and Cheating
366(1)
Posner, Richard A.
On Plagiarism
367(3)
Slobogin, Kathy
Survey: Many Students Say Cheating's OK
370(2)
McCollum, Kelly
Term-Paper Web Site Has Professors Worried About Plagiarism
372 (3)
Reading the Web
375(3)
Schoolsucks.com and Turnitin.com
375 (3)
Stories of Work
378(4)
Cohen, Randy Letters
from The Ethicist
378 (4)
Images of Work
382(2)
World Trade Center Rescue Worker
382 (2)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
384(3)
CHAPTER 8 Work in the Global Economy 387 (52)
Foundational Readings
388(36)
"Declaration Concerning the Aims and Purposes of the International Labour Organization"
388(4)
Iyer, Pico
The Global Village Finally Arrives
392(4)
Barber, Benjamin R.
Jihad vs. McWorld
396(11)
Focus on Work and the Global Economy: The Debate Over Sweatshops
407(2)
Greider, William
from One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism
409 (10)
Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn
Two Cheers for Sweatshops
419(5)
Reading the Web
424(2)
The Controversy Over Nike
424(1)
United Students Against Sweatshops
425 (1)
Nike, Inc.
425(1)
Stories of Work
426(7)
Guthrie, Woody
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
426(3)
Moore, Michael
Interview with Phil Knight, CEO of Nike, Inc.
429(4)
Media Images
433(2)
Undocumented Workers Lost in the World Trade Center
433(2)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
435(4)
CHAPTER 9 Work in the Information Age/The Future of Work 439 (46)
Foundational Readings
440(20)
Negroponte, Nicholas
An Age of Optimism
440 (4)
Hancock, LynNell
The Haves and the Have-Nots
444 (4)
Span, Paula
The On-Line Mystique
448(12)
Reading the Web
460(2)
Charting the Changes In the Web: The Internet Archive
460 (2)
Stories of Work
462(20)
Lewis, Michael
Jonathan Lebed's Extracurricular Activities
462 (20)
Media Images
482(2)
The Personal Daily Assistant
482(2)
The Work of Writing/Writing as Work
484(1)
EPILOGUE The Joy of Work 485(6)
Durer, Albrecht
St. Jerome In His Study
486(2)
Hambling, Maggi
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin
488(3)
Credits 491 (6)
Index 497

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