American Work Values: Their Origin and Development

American Work Values: Their Origin and Development

by Paul Bernstein
     
 

American Work Values: Their Origin and Development examines the broad shifts in American work values from their European origins to the present. It analyzes shifts from work as salvation to work as opportunity and alienation, and concludes with a more recent focus on self-fulfilling employment in a context of industrial downsizing. See more details below

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American Work Values: Their Origin and Development examines the broad shifts in American work values from their European origins to the present. It analyzes shifts from work as salvation to work as opportunity and alienation, and concludes with a more recent focus on self-fulfilling employment in a context of industrial downsizing.

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Examines the broad shifts in American work values from their European origins to the present. Analyzes shifts from consideration of work as salvation to work as opportunity and as alienation, and concludes with the more recent focus on self-fulfilling employment in a context of industrial downsizing. Deals with the debates related to work and public assistance, from 16th-century Europe to Washington in 1996. Describes the influences of Luther, Calvin and Puritanism, and addresses the human relations and human resources movements. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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“…this book provides a solid overview of the development of American work values, attitudes, and practices over several centuries … [Bernstein’s] chapter on the Puritan work ethic is superior … the bibliography alone makes the book worthwhile.” — H-Net Reviews (EH.net)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791432150
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
SUNY series in the Sociology of Work and Organizations Series
Pages:
368

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