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Devaluation of Work

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On the Web: Articles

Vanishing Jobs. Jeremy Rifkin, Mother Jones (9-10/95).

Questions from a Worker Who Reads. Bertolt Brecht.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Jobs with Justice.

In the Library: Articles

A.P. "Workers on floating packinghouse protested16.5-hour workday," Santa Cruz Sentinel (9/26/03):D-7.

Bosquet, Michel. "The prison factory," Working Papers for a New Society 1,1 (spr 1973):20-27.

Boston, William. "In Germany, newly jobless form an army of free agents," Christian Science Monitor (12/23/02).

Braverman, Harry. "The degradation of work in the twentieth century," Monthly Review 41,5(10/89):35-47.

______________. "Work & unemployment," Monthly Review 27, 2 (6/75):18-31.
______________. "The degradation of work in the twentieth century," Monthly Review 34,1 (5/82):1-13.

Henderson, Jeff. "Capital & the work ethic," Monthly Review 31,6 (11/79):11-25.

Herreshoff, David. "The work experience & its representation in literature," Monthly Review 31,5 (10/79):38-52.

Patry, Bill. "Retail: a worker's observations," Monthly Review 29,11 (4/78):23-31.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Albert, Michael. Parecon: Life After Capitalism (NY: Verso, 200?).

Aronowitz, Stanley. The Last Good Job in America: Work & Education in the New Global Technoculture (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 200?).

Appelbaum, Eileen & Annette Bernhardt. Low-Wage America: How Employers are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace (NY: Russel Sage, 2004)

Baumol, William J. & Alan S. Blinder, Edward N. Wolff. Downsizing in America: Reality, Causes & Consequences (NY: Russell Sage, 2003).

Berman, Daniel M. Death on the Job (NY: Monthly Review, 19??).

Bodnar, John. Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy & Working People in America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2003).

Buck, Pem Davidson. Worked to the Bone. Race, Class, Power, & Privilege in Kentucky (NY: Monthly Review, 2001).

Braverman, Harry. Labor & Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the 20th Century (NY: Monthly Review, 197?).

Buraway, Michael. Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process under Monopoly Capitalism (Chicagto, 1979).

Garson, Barbara. All the Livelong Day: The Meaning and Demeaning of Routine Work (NY: Doubleday, 1975).

Gordon, David M. Fat & Mean: The Corporate Squeeze of Working Americans & the Myth of Managerial "Downsizing" (NY: Free Press, 1996).

Greenbaum, Joan. Windows on the Workplace (NY: Monthly Review, 199?). Impact of computers on the world of work.

Illich, Ivan. The Right to Useful Employment & its Professional Enemies (London: Boyars, 1978).

__________. Shadow Work (Boston: Marion Boyars, 1981).

Joyce, Patrick (ed.) The Historical Meanings of Work (NY: Cambridge, 1987).

Kessler-Harris, Alice. Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning women in the US (NY: Oxford, 198?).

Henson, Kevin. Just a Temp (Philadelphia: Temple U.,1996).

__________. In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, & the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-C. America (NY: Oxford, 200?).

Lasson, Kenneth. The Workers: Portraits of Nine American Jobholders (NY: Grossman, 1971).

Lipsitz, Georg. Rainbow at Midnight: Labor & Culture in the 1940s (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1994).

Melman, Seymour. After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy (NY:Knopf, 2002).

Page, Joseph. & Mary-Win O'Brien. Occupational Epidemic: The Ralph Nader Task Force Report on Job Health & Safety (Washington: Center for Study of Responsive Law, 1972).

__________. Bitter Wages: Ralph Nader;s Study Group Report on Disease & Injury on the Job (NY: Grossman, 1973).

Pollin, Robert. Contours of Descent (NY: Verso, 2003). Globalization as defined by corporate supremacists, & an agenda to turn around an economy increasingly disconnected from workers & their well-being.

Rayman, Paula M. Beyond the Bottom Line: The Search for Dignity at Work (NY: Palgrave, 2001).

Rifkin, Jeremy. The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force & the Dawn of the Post-Market Era (NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995).

Sennett, Richard. The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (NY: Norton, 1998).

Simon, Philip J. Reagan in the Workplace: Unraveling the Health & Safety Net (Washington: Centrer for Study of Responsive Law, 1983).

Terkel, Studs. Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do (NY: Avon, 1975).

Theriault, Reg. How to Tell When You're Tired. A Brief Examination of Work (NY: Norton, 1997). Engaging, reflective memoir of a manual laborer, with a persuasive prescription for worker management of the worplace.

__________. The Unmaking of the American Working Class (NY: New Press, 2002).

Tilly, Chris. Half a Job: Bad & Good Part-Time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market (Philadelphia: Temple U., 1996).

Toynbee, Polly. Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain (London: Bloomsbury, 2002).

Wilson, William Julius. When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor (NY: Knopf, 1996).

Wolman, William. The Judas Economy: The Triumph of Capital & the Betrayal of Work (NY: Addison-Wesley, 1997).

Yates, Michael D. Longer Hours, Fewer Jobs: Employment & Unemployment in the US (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"Love of Mine," by Tish Hinojosa. On her Destiny's Gate, Warner Bros. 9-45566-2.

"Speaking for America: 12 original interviews with American activists" [1976]. From Visual Education Corp.

Film & Video

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