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Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why doesn't self-help help? This book puts forward this paradoxical question as it looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products—books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers—is ... More


Overwork and market discipline

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes and deals with a set of ideas linking overwork to external, market discipline. It begins with a discussion of ideas behind the market discipline thesis about overwork. It also ... More


Bureaucratic discipline and overwork

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter turns to a second explanation of employees' compliance with the demands of overwork. This interpretation highlights the use of internal systems of control and incentive to achieve higher ... More


The family challenge

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

An argument is developed through four sections that interlace theory with evidence. Topics discussed include how employees, especially those with marital partners, contest overwork in the views they ... More


Theories of Keith and Alvarez, and a Comparison of Darwin's Illness with the Illnesses of His Relatives and Children

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After the publication of Leonard Darwin's theory of “auto-poisoning”, two authors propounded psychiatric theories. First was Sir Arthur Keith (1866–1955), an eminent English physician, anatomist, and ... More


Thwarted Ambitions and Sympathy: Long Working Hours, Sex Segregation, and the Price of Masculinity

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter illustrates how the culture of long working hours continues to reinforce vertical segregation in the workplace through three processes: remasculinization of management; non-career-track ... More


On the Origins of Corporate Culture

Kathryn Lofton

in Consuming Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481937
eISBN:
9780226482125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter offers a history of the concept of “corporate culture.” It begins and concludes with the 2008 financial crisis because respondents to the crisis suggested it was the result of a culture ... More


Protestantism and Labor Reform Movements

William A. Mirola

in Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038839
eISBN:
9780252096792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038839.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the central issue that generated a movement within the labor movement: overwork and the hours of labor. Shortening the workday and reducing the workweek were ... More


“The hideous consequences”

Megan Birk

in Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the problems of abuse, neglect, and overwork that some children had to endure once they entered placement homes. Family violence, overwork, and child neglect were not problems ... More


Setting the Table

Janet A. Flammang

in Table Talk: Building Democracy One Meal at a Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040290
eISBN:
9780252098550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how academic table studies can be combined with people's table stories. It begins with a discussion of “table reservations” and some words of caution about how to interpret ... More


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