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The Resource The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism, Richard Sennett

The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism, Richard Sennett

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The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism
Title
The corrosion of character
Title remainder
the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Richard Sennett
Title variation
Personal consequences of work in the new capitalism
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives in Westchester, New York, bakers in a high-tech Boston bakery, a barmaid turned advertising executive, and many others, Sennett explores the disorienting effects of the new capitalism. He reveals the vivid and illuminating contrast between two worlds of work: the vanished world of rigid, hierarchical organizations, where what mattered was a sense of personal character, and the brave new world of corporate re-engineering, risk, flexibility, networking, and short-term teamwork, where what matters is being able to reinvent yourself on a dime. In some ways the changes characterizing the new capitalism are positive; they make for a dynamic economy. But they can also be destructive, eroding the sense of sustained purpose, integrity of self, and trust in others that an earlier generation understood as essential to personal character. The Corrosion of Character enables us to understand the social and political context for our contemporary confusions and Sennett suggests how we need to re-imagine both community and individual character in order to confront an economy based on the principle of 'no long term.'
Cataloging source
UKV3G
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1943-
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Sennett, Richard
Dewey number
305.562
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.S46 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Working class
  • Work ethic
  • Labor
Target audience
adult
Label
The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism, Richard Sennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Drift: How personal character is attacked by the new capitalism -- 2. Routine: An evil of the old capitalism -- 3. Flexible: The restructuring of time -- 4. Illegible: Why modern forms of labor are difficult to understand -- 5. Risk: Why risk-taking has become disorienting and depressing -- 6. The Work Ethic: How the work ethic has changed -- 7. Failure: Coping with failure -- 8. The Dangerous Pronoun: Community as a remedy for the ills of work --- Appendix: Statistical Tables
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780393319873
Lccn
98017106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 59398195
  • (OCoLC)59398195
Label
The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism, Richard Sennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Drift: How personal character is attacked by the new capitalism -- 2. Routine: An evil of the old capitalism -- 3. Flexible: The restructuring of time -- 4. Illegible: Why modern forms of labor are difficult to understand -- 5. Risk: Why risk-taking has become disorienting and depressing -- 6. The Work Ethic: How the work ethic has changed -- 7. Failure: Coping with failure -- 8. The Dangerous Pronoun: Community as a remedy for the ills of work --- Appendix: Statistical Tables
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780393319873
Lccn
98017106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 59398195
  • (OCoLC)59398195

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