The Case for Working with Your Hands

The Case for Working with Your Hands: Or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Sociology
Paperback Published on: 16/12/2010
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Synopsis

It's time to rethink our attitudes to work.For too long we have convinced ourselves that the only jobs worth doing involve sitting at a desk. Generations of school-leavers head for university lacking the skills to fix or even understand the most basic technology. And yet many of us are not suited to office life, while skilled manual work provides one of the few and most rewarding paths to a secure living.Drawing on the work of our greatest thinkers, from Aristotle to Heidegger, from Karl Marx to Iris Murdoch, as well as on his own experiences as an electrician and motorcycle mechanic, Matthew Crawford's irreverent and inspiring manifesto will change the way you think about work forever.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141047294
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 20 mm

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The Case for Working with Your Hands
A must read
A must read for everyone in the corporate world. The final conclusions are a bit weak but the book represents a truly radical program for rebuilding the wo... READ MORE
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