Shop Class as Soulcraft

An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101057297
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.

Handwerk


Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833306327
Category: Motivation (Psychology)
Page: 431
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Arschlöcher - eine Theorie


Author: Aaron James
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
ISBN: 3641101948
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6233
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Jeder kennt eines Man begegnet ihnen überall: im Job, in der Schule, im Freundeskreis, in der Politik, in Geschichtsbüchern, im Fernsehen oder im Straßenverkehr. Mitunter sogar in der Familie. Man könnte sie auch als Mistkerle, Tyrannen, Wichtigtuer, Intriganten oder Egomanen beschimpfen. Arschlöcher sind eine Zumutung. Doch was genau macht ein Arschloch aus? Warum sind es oft Männer? Weshalb bringen manche Länder mehr Arschlöcher hervor als andere? Ist der Kapitalismus schuld? Oder ist es eine Frage des Charakters? Und können wir uns überhaupt wohl fühlen in einer Gesellschaft, wo Arschlöcher sprießen wie Unkraut? Aaron James beschäftigen diese und weitere Fragen. Seine Theorie ist so intelligent wie unterhaltsam und enthält darüber hinaus eine nützliche Gebrauchsanleitung für den Umgang mit A*.

Das Teenager Befreiungs Handbuch

Glücklich und erfolgreich ohne Schule
Author: Grace Llewellyn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783934719576
Category:
Page: 590
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Winter in Madrid

Roman
Author: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641226503
Category: Fiction
Page: 736
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1940: Nach dem Bürgerkrieg liegt Madrid in Ruinen. In diesen unsicheren Zeiten erhält der britische Kriegsveteran Harry Brett einen schwierigen Auftrag: Er soll in Madrid Kontakt mit seinem Jugendfreund Sandy aufnehmen, der angeblich den Diktator Franco unterstützt. Harry findet in Madrid nicht nur eine Welt des Kampfes um Menschlichkeit vor, sondern gerät in den Bann einer großen, tragischen Liebe ...

Freuden und Mühen der Arbeit


Author: Alain de Botton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596175178
Category:
Page: 352
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Der Pfeil der Rache

Historischer Kriminalroman
Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104010757
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
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Juni 1545: Michael Calfhill war Lehrer bei der Familie Hobbeys und wurde nicht müde, auf das schreiende Unrecht hinzuweisen, das den beiden Mündeln Emma und Hugh widerfuhr. Doch nun ist er tot – erhängt. Die Ermittlungen in diesem Fall führen Matthew Shardlake nach Portsmouth, wo die gesamte englische Flotte vor Anker liegt. Gefahr und Angst liegen in der Luft, denn eine Invasion der Franzosen wird befürchtet. Als Shardlake das Geheimnis der Hobbeys zu ergründen versucht, ist auch sein Leben bedroht.

Muße und Kult

Mit einer Einführung von Kardinal Karl Lehmann
Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641043700
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Zentrum unserer Kultur muss die Muße sein, nicht die Arbeit »Ein schmales, aber ein tiefes Buch: eindrucksvoll, ja erschreckend.« (New York Times) »Hier ist mit psychologischen und philosophischen Kategorien und der Sprachkraft eines großen Schriftstellers endlich die lange fällige Polemik gegen den modernen Götzen der Arbeit geschrieben.« (Joachim Günther) • Eines der wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Bücher Josef Piepers • Vorwort von Kardinal Lehmann • 10. Todestag des großen Philosophen am 6.11.2007

Philosophie für Dummies


Author: Tom Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527707522
Category: Philosophy
Page: 285
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Fanden Sie Philosophie eigentlich schon immer interessant, aber haben sich nie so recht herangetraut? Dann ist dies das Buch für Sie! ”Philosophie für Dummies“ ist eine Einführung in die Gedanken große Denker und die verschiedenen Disziplinen, aber vor allem auch eine Ermunterung, sich selbst Gedanken zu machen - über den Sinn des Lebens, ethische Vorstellungen, die Frage, was wir überhaupt wissen können ...

Ins Freie

Roman
Author: Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641108276
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Vor allem kann man davonlaufen. Nur nicht vor den Dämonen des eigenen Ichs Der Anwalt Tim Farnsworth hat alles, was man sich wünschen kann im Leben: Er ist glücklich verheiratet, liebt seine pubertierende Tochter, hat ein schönes Haus und ziemlich viel Erfolg in seinem Beruf. Und doch steht er eines Tages auf und geht fort. Nicht, weil er möchte, sondern weil er muss, weil ihn etwas treibt, das stärker ist als sein Körper, sein Geist und sein Wille. Er macht sich auf den Weg hinaus ins Freie, ohne Rücksicht auf Wetter, Familie oder Job, läuft oft meilenweit, bevor er wieder zu sich kommt. Und er kann sich nicht erklären, warum er zerstört, was er am meisten liebt.

Das hier ist Wasser


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462305190
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 20
View: 2007
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Noch vor der Buchausgabe (im Frühjahr 2012) erscheint der Essay „Das hier ist Wasser“ als eBook: David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten. Diese berühmt gewordene Rede gilt in den USA mittlerweile als Klassiker und ist Pflichtlektüre für alle Abschlussklassen. David Foster Wallace zeigt in dieser kurzen Rede mit einfachen Worten, was es heißt, Denken zu lernen und erwachsen zu sein: eine Anstiftung zum Denken und kleine Anleitung für das Leben, die man jedem Hochschulabsolventen und jedem Jugendlichen mit auf den Weg geben möchte.

The World Beyond Your Head

On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708444
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft In his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life.

Zen als Lebenspraxis


Author: Robert Aitken
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896314253
Category:
Page: 190
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Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spending


Author: Andrew Benett,Ann O'Reilly
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230110526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 5488
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As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent shift in the way we shop. Even before the economic downturn, consumers' definitions of value had begun to change. People were becoming more mindful about their purchases and more attuned to the social and environmental implications of their choices. To better understand this important evolution and its ramifications for business, Andrew Benett and Anne O'Reilly launched a groundbreaking study on the New Consumer and the escalating dissatisfaction over hyperconsumerism. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth look at the new face of the global consumer, showing that: • A significant majority in the seven markets surveyed are deeply worried about the direction in which our consumption-obsessed society is moving. They believe people have become both physically and mentally lazy, and that, as a society, we have lost sight of what truly matters. • Two-thirds believe they would be better off if they lived more simply, and a quarter say they would be happier if they owned fewer things. • Half of Americans surveyed are deriving a sense of satisfaction from reducing their purchases during the downturn, and three-quarters are feeling good about cutting back on the amount of waste they create. • A majority of Americans have no intention of going back to their old shopping patterns, even when the economy rebounds. Now, as the consumer voice signals its changed priorities, forward-thinking companies are responding by rejecting excess and artificiality in favor of products and communications that offer authenticity, substance, and interconnectedness—all values today's more mindful consumer craves. In this book, the brand experts look at corporations as diverse as Glenmorangie and Wal-Mart to see what lessons they can offer to businesses attempting to grow in the postconsumerism era. They also spoke with corporate leaders in a variety of industries to learn how they are recasting their businesses and brands in order to prepare for the changes ahead. Through cutting-edge research and a sharp look at new industry models, Consumed provides real direction for marketers and managers.

The Case for Working with Your Hands

Or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good
Author: Matthew Crawford
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141954884
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 9466
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Why do some jobs offer fulfilment while others leave us frustrated? Why do we so often think of our working selves as separate from our 'true' selves? Over the course of the twentieth century, we have separated mental work from manual labour, replacing the workshop with either the office cubicle or the factory line. In this inspiring and persuasive book, Matthew Crawford explores the dangers of this false distinction and presents instead the case for working with your hands. He brings to life the immense psychological and intellectual satisfactions of making and fixing things, explores the moral benefits of a technical education and, at a time when jobs are increasingly being outsourced over the internet, argues that the skilled manual trades may be one of the few sure paths to a good 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, Crawford delivers a radical, timely and extremely enjoyable re-evaluation of our attitudes to work.

Guitar Makers

The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America
Author: Kathryn Marie Dudley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022609538X
Category: ART
Page: 358
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It whispers, it sings, it rocks, and it howls. It expresses the voice of the folk—the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion, youth and love. It is the acoustic guitar. And over the last five decades it has become a quintessential American icon. Because this musical instrument is significant to so many—in ways that are emotional, cultural, and economic—guitar making has experienced a renaissance in North America, both as a popular hobby and, for some, a way of life. In Guitar Makers, Kathryn Marie Dudley introduces us to builders of artisanal guitars, their place in the art world, and the specialized knowledge they’ve developed. Drawing on in-depth interviews with members of the lutherie community, she finds that guitar making is a social movement with political implications. Guitars are not simply made—they are born. Artisans listen to their wood, respond to its liveliness, and strive to endow each instrument with an unforgettable tone. Although professional luthiers work within a market society, Dudley observes that their overriding sentiment is passion and love of the craft. Guitar makers are not aiming for quick turnover or the low-cost reproduction of commodities but the creation of singular instruments with unique qualities, and face-to-face transactions between makers, buyers, and dealers are commonplace. In an era when technological change has pushed skilled artisanship to the margins of the global economy, and in the midst of a capitalist system that places a premium on ever faster and more efficient modes of commerce, Dudley shows us how artisanal guitar makers have carved out a unique world that operates on alternative, more humane, and ecologically sustainable terms.

Talking Shop

The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption
Author: Peter Betjemann
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813931215
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 267
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Describing everything from bread and cappuccinos to mass-market furnishings, a language of the "artisanal" saturates our culture today. That language, Peter Betjemann proposes, has a rich and specifiable history. Between 1840 and 1920, the cultural appetite for handmade chairs, tables, cabinets, and other material odds and ends flowed through narrative and texts as much as through dusty workshops or the physical surfaces of clay, wood, or metal. Judged by classic axioms about labor’s virtue—axioms originating with Plato and foundational to modern theories of workmanship—the vigorous life of craft as represented in these texts might seem a secondhand version of an ideal and purposeful activity. But Talking Shop celebrates these texts as a cultural phenomenon of their own. In the first book to consider the literary representation of craft rather than of labor in general, Peter Betjemann asks how nineteenth and early twentieth-century craftspeople, writers, and consumers managed craft’s traditional attachment to physical objects and activities while also celebrating craft in iconic, emblematic, preeminently textual terms. The durable model of workmanship that was created around correlations of craft and narrative, physical process and representation, and body and text blurred the boundaries between craft and its consumption. Discussing a wide range of material from fiction and essays to artifacts, the book explores how the era paved the way for the vitality and the viability of a language of craft in much later decades.

Indian

America's First Motorcycle Company
Author: Darvin Holmstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613040083
Category:
Page: 224
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Meaningful Work and Workplace Democracy

A Philosophy of Work and a Politics of Meaningfulness
Author: R. Yeoman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137370580
Category: Philosophy
Page: 260
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This book is a timely revival of the social and political importance of meaningful work, which explores a philosophy of work based upon the value of meaningfulness and argues for the institution of a new politics of meaningfulness.

Zen in der Kunst des Bogenschiessens


Author: Eugen Herrigel
Publisher: O.W. Barth
ISBN: 9783426291214
Category:
Page: 94
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