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Working

Author : Studs Terkel
ISBN : 9781595587664
Genre : History
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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings about their working lives. "A powerful, original, indescribable and incredible book... Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth." —Lewis Mumford "A magnificent book... a work of art. To read it is to hear America talking." —Boston Globe "Splendid... Important... Rich and fascinating... The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their ancedotes, adventures, and aspirations with us." —Business Week "The talk in Working is good talk--earthy, passionate, honest, sometimes tender, sometimes crisp, juicy as reality, seasoned with experience." —Washington Post "Nothing could tell our children's children who and how and what we were the way Studs Terkel will. Is it possible the great American novelist is Terkel?" —Murray Kempton
Category: History

Is This Working

Author : Courtney C.W. Guerra
ISBN : 9781440598494
Genre : Business & Economics
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From the creator of the Dear Businesslady column comes a fresh, proactive book with advice for women entering the workforce as well as those looking to move up the ladder. Everyone deals with some nonsense early in their career—whether it’s accepting a less-than-ideal position just to get a foot in the door, or having a manager who sleeps with his smartphone under his pillow and expects his staff to do the same. But how do young professionals know if the choices they’re making are moving them closer to their ultimate career goals? How do they know the answer when they ask themselves, “Is This Working?” Courtney Guerra, a.k.a. The Businesslady, knows how to set you on the path where you belong. In a fun-to-read Q&A format, this book focuses on situations young people are likely to encounter in the workplace, along with a set of strategies you can use to get through them. In her signature tone that has gained her hundreds of thousands of readers, Guerra discusses topics relevant to young professionals, like how to make the jump from “just a job” to a career in line with what you went to school for, and how to stay productive when working from home at an apartment filled with distractions. No matter what the scenario, The Businesslady has the answer to get you on the path to long-term career success.
Category: Business & Economics

Working Women In English Society 1300 1620

Author : Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
ISBN : 0521846161
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study explores the diverse and changing ways in which English women participated in the market economy between 1300 and 1620. Marjorie Keniston McIntosh assesses women's activity by examining their engagement in the production and sale of goods, service work, credit relationships, and leasing of property. Using substantial evidence from equity court petitions and microhistorical studies of five market centres, she challenges both traditional views of a 'golden age' for women's work and more recent critiques. She argues that the level of women's participation in the market economy fluctuated considerably during this period under the pressure of demographic, economic, social, and cultural change. Although women always faced gender-based handicaps, some of them enjoyed wider opportunities during the generations following the plague of 1348–9. By the late sixteenth century, however, these opportunities had largely disappeared and their work was concentrated at the bottom of the economic system.
Category: Business & Economics

The Intellectual Life Of The British Working Classes

Author : Jonathan Rose
ISBN : 0300098081
Genre : History
File Size : 82.96 MB
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This landmark book traces the rise and decline of the British autodidact from the pre-industrial era to the twentieth century. Using innovative research techniques and a vast range of unexpected sources such as workers' memoris, social surveys and library registers, Rose shows which books people read, how and why they educated themselves, and what they knew. In the process he shines a bold new light on working class politics, ideology, popular culture and the life of the mind. This book has won the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award 2001, the SHARP History Book Prize, the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History 2001 and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award. Book jacket.
Category: History

Working Cures

Author : Sharla M. Fett
ISBN : 0807898929
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring the charged topic of black health under slavery, Sharla Fett reveals how herbalism, conjuring, midwifery, and other African American healing practices became arts of resistance in the antebellum South. Fett shows how enslaved men and women drew on African precedents to develop a view of health and healing that was distinctly at odds with slaveholders' property concerns. While white slaveowners narrowly defined slave health in terms of "soundness" for labor, slaves embraced a relational view of health that was intimately tied to religion and community. African American healing practices thus not only restored the body but also provided a formidable weapon against white objectification of black health. Enslaved women played a particularly important role in plantation health culture: they made medicines, cared for the sick, and served as midwives in both black and white households. Their labor as health workers not only proved essential to plantation production but also gave them a basis of authority within enslaved communities. Not surprisingly, conflicts frequently arose between slave doctoring women and the whites who attempted to supervise their work, as did conflicts related to feigned illness, poisoning threats, and African-based religious practices. By examining the deeply contentious dynamics of plantation healing, Fett sheds new light on the broader power relations of antebellum American slavery.
Category: Social Science

How Is That Working

Author : Robert Hollis
ISBN : 0985139900
Genre : Internet
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A mentor and success coach to 44 millionaires tells how he recovered from a tragic accident to become a pioneer and leader in content marketing and a master trainer in online marketing methods. The book identifies the common pitfalls that cause many businesses to falter and fail and offers strategies to avoid these mistakes. The book presents the essential steps required to build a successful enterprise and attract and keep loyal customers. It outlines a process for identifying, evaluating and selecting business opportunities best suited for individual success and fulfillment. How Is That Working? is witty, insightful and inspiring. Robert Hollis has over 1,000,000 customers and fans. He enthusiastically shares his insights and discoveries with marketers and business builders around the globe. Max J. Miller writes about leaders, creators and heroes. He writes to inspire, transform, and empower people to make life more workable and happier for others.
Category: Internet

Working With Parents In Early Years Settings

Author : Ute Ward
ISBN : 9781446281765
Genre : Education
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This book is written for all students of the Early Years. It begins by examining the role of a parent in a child's life and the importance of good working relationships between parents and Early Years practitioners. It goes on to discuss the preconceptions and assumptions that we all have about families and parents and considers the practical implications of working with parents in a respectful and trusting partnership. It explores both interpersonal and communication skills and the formal and informal ways of involving parents in the early years experience of their children. About the Early Years series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Tasks pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websites, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Becoming a Practitioner in the Early Years, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies. Ute Ward has been involved in the Early Years sector for more than 20 years in a range of different roles and contexts. In October 2011 Ute became Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Hertfordshire where she teaches on Foundation Degrees and on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Category: Education

Working Towards Inclusive Education

Author : Peter Mittler
ISBN : 9781853466984
Genre : Education
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Providing a clearly written, wide-ranging overview of current key issues and challenges arising from the implementation of more inclusive policies and provision in education, the author sets these policies in context and provides a critical analysis.
Category: Education

Working Toward Whiteness

Author : David R. Roediger
ISBN : 078672210X
Genre : History
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At the vanguard of the study of race and labor in American history, David R. Roediger is the author of the now-classic The Wages of Whiteness, a study of racism in the development of a white working class in nineteenth-century America. In Working Toward Whiteness, he continues that history into the twentieth century. He recounts how American ethnic groups considered white today-including Jewish-, Italian-, and Polish-Americans-once occupied a confused racial status in their new country. They eventually became part of white America thanks to the nascent labor movement, New Deal reforms, and a rise in home-buying. From ethnic slurs to racially restrictive covenants--the racist real estate agreements that ensured all-white neighborhoods--Roediger explores the murky realities of race in twentieth-century America. A masterful history by an award-winning writer, Working Toward Whiteness charts the strange transformation of these new immigrants into the "white ethnics" of America today.
Category: History