Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work - Matthew B. Crawford

Shop Class As Soulcraft (Penguin, $15) has resonated profoundly with readers and workers across the economic spectrum. Matthew Crawford, a Committee of Social Thought postdoc turned motorcycle mechanic, invites you to join him under the motorcycle lift. With lucid, methodical prose, he guides you through the daily frustrations, intellectual challenges, and achievements of a mechanic’s  work, combining it with a compelling analysis of the typical “knowledge work” expected of college graduates. His treatise shows why, on grounds both economic and Aristotelian, there may be more satisfaction and meaning to work that includes a manual component than to that bounded  by an office cubicle.

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ISBN: 9780143117469
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Published: Penguin Books - April 27th, 2010