Literature and Work

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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

Introductionp. 1
Work: Definitions and Idealsp. 3
From The Autobiography, Chapter 8 [on moral perfection]p. 5
The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758p. 11
From Life without Principlep. 19
The Tuft of Flowersp. 23
A Clean Well-Lighted Placep. 26
What Work Isp. 31
Entering the Workforcep. 33
A & Pp. 35
Goodfellowsp. 41
Orientationp. 54
Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poorp. 61
Under the Lion's Pawp. 63
Chicagop. 75
Washerwomanp. 77
Harlem Dancerp. 78
From Working, Delores Dante, Waitressp. 80
Those Winter Sundaysp. 86
Waiting Tablep. 88
Digger Laid Offp. 90
Factory Timep. 92
From Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in Americap. 96
I Hate My Jobp. 115
The Immigrant Experiencep. 119
From The Junglep. 121
Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee)p. 129
Cakesp. 131
Marianp. 135
So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americansp. 146
Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quitsp. 149
El Olor de Cansansio (The Smell of Fatigue)p. 151
Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Powerp. 155
The Chimney Sweeper (versions from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience)p. 157
John Henryp. 160
Counterpartsp. 163
'Butch' Weldyp. 172
The Hairy Apep. 174
From Working, Who Built the Pyramids?: Mike LeFevrep. 210
Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Powerp. 219
On Colored Women and Workp. 221
From Black Boy, Five Dollar Fightp. 224
The Five-Forty-Eightp. 232
Marksp. 244
Song of the Fisher Wifep. 246
Work and Ethicsp. 249
The Prodigal Sonp. 251
Written in London, September 1802p. 253
Bartleby, the Scrivenerp. 255
Editor Whedonp. 283
The Use of Forcep. 285
Highway Patrolmanp. 289
The New Yorker Fictionp. 292
Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionmentp. 305
The Solitary Reaperp. 307
I Hear America Singingp. 309
In a Station of the Metrop. 311
Diggingp. 312
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohiop. 314
Ex-Basketball Playerp. 316
Hay for the Horsesp. 318
Assembly Linep. 320
Dr. Shyp. 322
Working in a Public Elementary Schoolp. 330
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