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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    Shop Class as Soulcraft
    Subtitle
    An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew B Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 246
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143117469
    ISBN 10: 0143117467
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB, KCF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: KNXB
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    DC21: 331
    BISAC V2.8: POL013000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HPN
    Abridged Dewey: 331
    B&T Approval Code: A31640000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS038000
    B&T Approval Code: A46454800
    DC22: 331
    LC classification: HD4824 .C72 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    27 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Matthew B. Crawford is a philosopher and mechanic. He has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago and served as a postdoctoral fellow on its Committee on Social Thought. Currently a fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, he owns and operates Shockoe Moto, an independent motorcycle repair shop in Richmond, Virginia.