Passion And Craft

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066858
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Passion And Craft. Autobiographical essays from twenty top economists at mid-career

The World In The Model

Author: Mary S. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139560417
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The World In The Model. During the last two centuries, the way economic science is done has changed radically: it has become a social science based on mathematical models in place of words. This book describes and analyses that change - both historically and philosophically - using a series of case studies to illuminate the nature and the implications of these changes. It is not a technical book; it is written for the intelligent person who wants to understand how economics works from the inside out. This book will be of interest to economists and science studies scholars (historians, sociologists and philosophers of science). But it also aims at a wider readership in the public intellectual sphere, building on the current interest in all things economic and on the recent failure of the so-called economic model, which has shaped our beliefs and the world we live in.

Eminent Economists

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521449878
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Eminent Economists. Famous economists talk of their beliefs, philosophy and their concepts of human nature, society and justice.

Distinguished Women Economists

Author: James Cicarelli
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313303319
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Distinguished Women Economists. Prsents alphabetically arranged entries on 51 historical and contemporary women economists, with information on their contributions and a bibliography of works by and about the person discussed.

Productivity Growth Inflation And Unemployment

Author: Robert James Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531429
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Productivity Growth Inflation And Unemployment. This book offers sharply etched views on the principal topics of macroeconomics.

Masters Of Craft

Author: Richard E. Ocejo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884861
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Masters Of Craft. How educated and culturally savvy young people are transforming traditionally low-status manual labor jobs into elite taste-making occupations In today’s new economy—in which “good” jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young men are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual labor occupations as careers. Masters of Craft looks at the renaissance of four such trades: bartending, distilling, barbering, and butchering. In this in-depth and engaging book, Richard Ocejo takes you into the lives and workplaces of these people to examine how they are transforming these once-undesirable jobs into “cool” and highly specialized upscale occupational niches—and in the process complicating our notions about upward and downward mobility through work. He shows how they find meaning in these jobs by enacting a set of “cultural repertoires,” which include technical skills based on a renewed sense of craft and craftsmanship and an ability to understand and communicate that knowledge to others, resulting in a new form of elite taste-making. Ocejo describes the paths people take to these jobs, how they learn their chosen trades, how they imbue their work practices with craftsmanship, and how they teach a sense of taste to their consumers. Focusing on cocktail bartenders, craft distillers, upscale men’s barbers, and whole-animal butcher shop workers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Masters of Craft provides new insights into the stratification of taste, gentrification, and the evolving labor market in today’s postindustrial city.

From Poverty To Power

Author: Duncan Green
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 0855985933
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From Poverty To Power. Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

Littlewood S Miscellany

Author: John Edensor Littlewood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337021
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Littlewood S Miscellany. Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. Most of Professor Littlewood's earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material.

The Refusal Of Work

Author: David Frayne
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783601205
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The Refusal Of Work. Paid work is absolutely central to the culture and politics of capitalist societies, yet today’s work-centred world is becoming increasingly hostile to the human need for autonomy, spontaneity and community. The grim reality of a society in which some are overworked, whilst others are condemned to intermittent work and unemployment, is progressively more difficult to tolerate. In this thought-provoking book, David Frayne questions the central place of work in mainstream political visions of the future, laying bare the ways in which economic demands colonise our lives and priorities. Drawing on his original research into the lives of people who are actively resisting nine-to-five employment, Frayne asks what motivates these people to disconnect from work, whether or not their resistance is futile, and whether they might have the capacity to inspire an alternative form of development, based on a reduction and social redistribution of work. A crucial dissection of the work-centred nature of modern society and emerging resistance to it, The Refusal of Work is a bold call for a more humane and sustainable vision of social progress.