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(see also Devaluation of Work)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Davis, Angela E. Art & Work: A Social History of Labour in the Canadian Graphic Arts Industry to the 1940s (Montreal: McGill-Queen's U., 1995).

Danon, Ruth. Work in the English Novel: The Myth of Vocation (London: Croom Helm, 1985).

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

Schaffner, Herbert A. & Carl E. Van Horn. A Nation at Work: The Heldrich Guide to the American Workforce (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2003).

Seguin, Robert. Around Quitting-Time: Work & Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction (Durham NC: Duke, 2001).

Terkel, Studs. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day, & How They Feel About What They Do (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985).

Til, Jon Van. Growing Civil Society: From Nonprofit Sector to Third Space (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2000).

Weinstein, Cindy. The Literature of Labor & the Labors of Literature: Allegory in 19th-C. American Fiction (NY: Cambridge, 1995).

Zandy, Janet. Hands: Physical Labor, Class, & Cultural Work (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2004).

In the Library: Fiction

Gates, David. Labor Days: An Anthology of Fiction About Work (NY: Random House, 2004).

Levi, Primo. The Monkey's Wrench (La chiave a stella) [1978] (trans. William Weaver; NY: Simon & Schuster, 1986).

Traven, B. The Death Ship: The Story of an American Sailor (London: Jonathan Cape, 1959).

__________. The Oxcart (La carreta) (trans. Charles Pilditch; NY: Scribner, 1969).

In the Library: For Young Readers

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In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Car Wash" [1976], dir. Michael Schultz, 97m. In video stores. A day in life of car wash workers in early 70s LA.

"Mac" [1993], dir. John Turturro, 118m. In video stores. Masonry, carpentry, & the decline of an old-world work ethic as the hard-working men of an Italian immigrant family adjust to the American business environment.

"Tin Men", dir. Barry Levinson, 110m. In video stores. Aluminum siding salesmen in early 1960s Baltimore.

"Ulee's Gold" [1997], dir. Victor Núñez, 111m. In video stores. Beekeeping amidst deterioration of family & society.

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