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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
by Matthew Crawford

Title available in paperback: will be released in paperback in April
Pages: 256

Description of Book: "[Crawford is] a University of Chicago-trained political philosopher-turned-motorcycle mechanic.  The book is a wide-ranging, accessible work looking at the social, corporate, and educational forces that have shaped our work environments over the last century, against the background of which he argues for a renewed sense of the importance and value of skilled manual work.  It would give those of us in higher ed as professionals a lot to think about and offer some good material for students to use to reflect on what it is they are seeking in their work lives."

--Title nominated by Matthew Shockey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Articles/Web Sites about Book

Author's Web Site

Barlow, Dudley. "The Teachers' Lounge." Education Digest 75.3 (2009): 64-7 (IU South Bend login and password required off-campus)

Last Reviewed: 03/2014