American Work Values : Their Origin and Development
American Work Values: Their Origin and Development examines the broad shifts in American work values from their European origins to the present. It analyzes shifts from work as salvation to work as opportunity and alienation, and concludes with a more recent focus on self-fulfilling employment in a context of industrial downsizing.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 149.35 x 219.96 x 29.97mm | 581g
- 06 Mar 1997
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
..".this book provides a solid overview of the development of American work values, attitudes, and practices over several centuries ... [Bernstein's] chapter on the Puritan work ethic is superior ... the bibliography alone makes the book worthwhile." -- H-Net Reviews (EH.net)
About Paul Bernstein
Paul Bernstein is Adjunct Professor of Management, former Dean of Graduate Studies, and former Dean of Liberal Arts, at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the co-author (with Robert Green) of History of Civilization: to 1648 and History of Civilization: since 1648. he is also the author of Career Education and the Quality of Working Life.