Working in America

  • A Humanities Reader

  • Edited by Robert Sessions, Jack Wortman

  • 530 pages,

  • Paperback | 9780268019488 | May 1992

  • Hardcover | 9780268019471 | May 1992

  • eBook (PDF) | 9780268161545 | May 1992


Caught in the whirlwind of the postindustrial revolution, many members of today’s labor force look upon the changing job landscape and feel displaced and devalued. Robert Sessions and Jack Wortman have compiled this selection of humanities readings to explore the many ways that work shapes and defines us, and to anticipate the ever-changing demands of the contemporary workplace. Although the humanities approach to studying work offers no predictions, statistics, or prognostications, it provides images and visions that aid in understanding the multiple meanings, values, and effects of work. This eclectic volume links the substance and methods of the humanities to the social, ethical, and cultural issues involved in working in America. The diversity of the readings parallels the scope of the complex, multifaceted issue of working in America.