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No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

James Livingston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630656
eISBN:
9781469630670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

For centuries we’ve believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance--in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if ... More


Outlier Nation: The Cultural Psychology of American Workways

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Eric Luis Uhlmann

in Culture and Group Processes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199985463
eISBN:
9780199385607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985463.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

America is an outlier nation in terms of its (a) impersonal approach to work, (b) valorization of work as an end-unto-itself, and (c) ethic of individual merit, all of which reflect the imprint left ... More


Labor and the Essence of Man

James Livingston

in No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630656
eISBN:
9781469630670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes the intellectual history of full employment. It shows how the left of today has inherited its preoccupation with labor from Hegel. It shows how Americans continue to cling to ... More


Scout Character: Men’s Skills for Corporate-Industrial Work and Urban Society

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 2 argues that American officials and their Scout Handbook significantly modified the original British program and its Scout Laws and Scout Oath. American leaders replaced British Scouting’s ... More


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