Case For Working With Your Hands

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Why do some jobs offer fulfilment while others leave us frustrated? In this inspiring and persuasive book, Matthew Crawford brings to life the immense psychological and intellectual satisfactions of making and fixing things, arguing that the skilled manual trades may be one of the few sure paths to a good living.

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It’s time to rethink our attitudes to work.

For too long we have convinced ourselves that the only jobs worth doing involve sitting at a desk. Generations of school-leavers head for university lacking the skills to fix or even understand the most basic technology. And yet many of us are not suited to office life, while skilled manual work provides one of the few and most rewarding paths to a secure 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, Matthew Crawford’s irreverent and inspiring manifesto will change the way you think about work forever.

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Weight 0.181 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

246

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

306.36 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K