About this Item: Penguin Publishing Group. Book is in Used-Good condition. Indeed, she seems like someone who isn't even used to working any real full-time job, much less working in a mechanized office environment. How do workers keep working without losing their minds? Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video. About this Item: Penguin Books, U. Bonnie Bellow talks with Barbara Garson b.
Stacking Ping-Pong paddles in piles of fifty. All pages intact and legible. Barbara Garson is an American playwright, author and social activist, perhaps best known for the play MacBird. The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. The dust jacket is missing.
About this Item: Penguin, 1977. About this Item: Penguin, New York, 1987. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. It would also be interesting to have more context in terms of where the labor movement is at now, how computers effect things, etc. Size: Octavo standard book size.
In the early 1970s, she moved to Manhattan, publishing short, humorous essays and theater reviews primarily for The Village Voice as well as plays. The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Barbara Garson is an American playwright, author and social activist, perhaps best known for the play MacBird. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Also, the current status of the American work force with a dwindling production industry and the serious problems of even the car manufacturer juggernauts undermines some of her political viewpoints on the importance of workers learning to better agitate for decent work conditions. There are a couple of more humane situations from which Carson draws very emphatic morals--the relaxed, cheerful payroll department of a community college, where intrepid Jewish grandmothers hold efficiency experts at bay, and a Helena Rubenstein plant on Long Island, where a dedicated union has fought for some say-so over line conditions.
In a global economy, American workers' demands are undercut by the constant bottom line that people in poorer countries will probably be willing to do it for less money and under worse conditions. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Garson attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a B. It would also be interesting to read a thoughtful expose of how service-industry jobs effect the people working in them on an individual level, along the same lines as what she's done with factory workers. So concludes Barbara Garson Macbird , who investigated some ten places of employment--from the Bumble Bee cannery in Astoria, Oregon, to the Reader's Digest plant at Pleasantville, N.
Binding is tight, spine fully intact. In response to this, Garson tries to also talk about the automation of office work and how that effects the workers involved, but it still falls a little flat considering how much technological advancements have rendered a lot of what she describes in that portion obsolete as well. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. About this Item: Doubleday, U. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
They discuss Garson's interviews with working people conducted at a wide variety of workplaces, and Garson reads segments from these interviews. The preservation of these tapes was funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Nevertheless, it was a pretty interesting read at least in a historical sense and it was nice to get some individual accounts of how different people deal with the often monotonous, yet stressful daily grind. . Meanwhile, the less lucky struggle to form psychological defenses against being made into children, slaves, or inconveniently living and breathing machinery. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Frankly prejudiced she found pretty much what she expected to find and unsystematic, she still puts together a convincingly damning picture of 1984 regimentation, brutalizing sameness, unrelenting tension. Please see any and all photos connected with this listing. Entering 15,000 keystrokes an hour into a computer. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
After reading this aggressive, chaotic, biased, maddeningly repetitive, angrily penetrating study you will never feel the same about the taken-for-granted, anonymously packaged products that clutter your desk or bureau or local supermarket. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. About this Item: Doubleday, 1975. Performing one weld on one seam on 101 cars an hour, eight hours a day. To find out, Barbara Garson traveled around the country for two years, spying out the mind-games and minute-to-minute devices workers use to restore meaning to jobs drained of meaning in the name of profit.