JULIET SCHOR THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN PDF
tax cuts to encourage Americans to work harder. Au contraire wrote Dr. Juliet. B. Schor in The Overworked American, which briefly made the nonfiction best-. THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. By Juliet B . Schor. pp. New York: Basic Books. $ Text: AROUND. This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over.
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What I noticed upon reading this is that her politics tend to get in the way scgor her analysis. Finally, her indictment of American materialism contains some gems. I thought it was informative and depressing; depressing because most US workers are still obsessed with the outdated “Puritan” work ethic and endless consumption.
All her books should be required reading. They want to be able to survive, and — as we see today — extra hours which are worked for free if you’re salaried by one or two people amount to a job that someone else is not hired to do.
A very informative and interesting book. Solutions for the 21st Century.
The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure by Juliet B. Schor
Clear, lucid sociology showing how the personal is political. It made me far more aware of the business cycles that are around me. May 11, April rated it it was ok. Is this what our country has come tothat we cannot even have the holiday off that was jupiet celebrate this nation’s freedom???
This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. I think that is rather sad, because although this book is well written, I only presents one side schpr a story. Aug 10, leighcia rated it liked it Shelves: We could all put in 20 years on the job – just about any job – and retire with full pension! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
She suggests remedies for equal pay and equal choice of work opportunities between genders. Why are we—unlike eve This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever.
Sure, elementary schools seem like factories to me, but I doubt most people know the extent to which they were intended as such.
I felt I had to become self-employed to control my time, taking a very hard line. As other reviewers have noted, the statistics in this book, though dated at this point, are fascinating. Although a bit dated, this book shows how American society chose consumerism over relaxation as the benefit of modernization. I fully recommend to all you amerkcan readers.
Read it a long time ago in college. And generally speaking, most employees will prefer higher pay as compensation rather than more flexible or reduced hours. And generally speaking, most employees will prefer higher pay as compensation rather than more flexible or reduced hour An approachable, mostly statistics-based analysis on American work habits over the past overwofked.
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Fortunately, the author has published similarly themed books more recently. Refresh and try again. This book is a launching pad into new areas of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and e A ground-breaking study on working America that is well-researched and practical. In addition to the lack of leisure are the facts of unemployment and the well known now Also touches on the “disappearance” of house work as real work.
Oct 29, Elizabeth Lund rated it liked it.
A overworkedd side, to be sure, but not the only side. Interesting reading, but would be more so if there were not burdened down with so many statistics.
Business leaders’ class instinct tells them that lasting full employment is unsound from their point of view and that unemployment is an integral part of the normal capitalist system. The author does her homework and makes a good composite picture of the signs of the times. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But some interesting quotes from before I stopped reading: Jan 20, Eric Bell rated it it was amazing.
The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure
Is this what our country has Interesting reading, but would be more so if there were not burdened down with so many statistics. I was scohr all right with her proposed solutions for the problem, mainly a matter of the government passing laws to restrict work hours. As for Schor’s politics In addition to making these observations, Schor provides reasonable explanations: I love Juliet Schor.