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All the Livelong Day: The Meaning and Demeaning of Routine Work, Revised and Updated Editionby Barbara Garson
Synopses & Reviews
"Ranks with some of the best work ever done on labor in the United States."—The Village Voice.
About the Author
Barbara Garson is a journalist and playwright. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Harper's, and Newsweek.
She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, NEA fellowships, and a National Press Club citation. She lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Whistle While You Work
1. Charlie Chaplin Factories
Unions: Organizing and Demoralizing
Lumber: A Means to an End
Mink and Medicine
Division of Labor/Division of Laborers
Typing at the Kennel Club
4. Computers: Back to the Future
The Supervisor Inside the Machine
Blue Shield: "Your Claim Is Being Processed"
Quotas: What's Countable May Not Be What Counts
Use My Real Name—Elayne—and Spell it with a Y
Conclusion: It Could Be Different
What Our Readers Are Saying
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