Author : Studs Terkel
ISBN : 9781595587664
Genre : History
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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings about their working lives. "A powerful, original, indescribable and incredible book... Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth." —Lewis Mumford "A magnificent book... a work of art. To read it is to hear America talking." —Boston Globe "Splendid... Important... Rich and fascinating... The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their ancedotes, adventures, and aspirations with us." —Business Week "The talk in Working is good talk--earthy, passionate, honest, sometimes tender, sometimes crisp, juicy as reality, seasoned with experience." —Washington Post "Nothing could tell our children's children who and how and what we were the way Studs Terkel will. Is it possible the great American novelist is Terkel?" —Murray Kempton
Category: History

Arbeit Gerechtigkeit Und Inklusion

Author : Catrin Misselhorn
ISBN : 9783476043740
Genre : Philosophy
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Dieses Buch handelt von der gleichberechtigten Teilhabe aller Bürgerinnen und Bürger an der Arbeitswelt. Dabei werden aktuelle Entwicklungen in Recht und Praxis berücksichtigt. Aktuelle Themen der Inklusionsforschung kommen zur Sprache, wie die Bedeutung der Arbeit für das individuelle gute Leben und das Zusammenleben in der Gesellschaft, Standards guter oder zumindest menschwürdiger Arbeit und Arbeitsbedingungen, die Verbesserung der Inklusion bisher marginalisierter Personengruppen in die Arbeitswelt sowie Fragen nach den legitimen Grenzen sozialer Teilhabe.
Category: Philosophy

Redeeming The Time

Author : Leland Ryken
ISBN : 9780801051692
Genre : Religion
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A fully developed biblical perspective of work and leisure finds the holistic balance missing from today in Puritan enjoyment of both as important to life.
Category: Religion

Seelenw Hrung

Author : Ernest D. Chu
ISBN : 9783641037352
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Praktische Anleitung, um mit den Auswirkungen der Finanzkrise konstruktiv umzugehen Wenn Gier, Angst und unsinnige Vermögensakkumulation die Finanzmärkte beherrschen, geschieht dies auf der Basis eines Mangel-Bewusstseins. Florierende Wirtschaft beruht jedoch auf dem Gefühl von Vertrauen und dem freiem Austausch von Waren und Dienstleistungen. Ernest Chu zeigt, wie wir spirituelle Entsprechungen zu Sichtgeld, Eigentum und Aktiva schaffen. Mit seinen Anregungen kann es gelingen, die aktuelle Bewusstseins- und Wirtschaftskrise kreativ zu nutzen. In Krisenzeiten ist Seelenwährung das einzige Zahlungsmittel.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Studs Terkel

Author : Alan Wieder
ISBN : 9781583675953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Studs Terkel was an American icon who had no use for America’s cult of celebrity. He was a leftist who valued human beings over political dogma. In scores of books and thousands of radio and television broadcasts, Studs paid attention – and respect – to “ordinary” human beings of all classes and colors, as they talked about their lives as workers, dreamers, survivors. Alan Wieder’s Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation is the first comprehensive book about this man. Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch. We see Studs, the eminent oral historian, the inveterate and selfless supporter of radical causes, especially civil rights. We see the actor, the writer, the radio host, the jazz lover, whose early work in television earned him a notorious place on the McCarthy blacklist. We also see Studs the family man and devoted husband to his adored wife, Ida. Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation allows us to realize the importance of reaching through our own daily realities – increasingly clogged with disembodied, impersonal interaction – to find value in actual face-time with real humans. Wieder’s book also shows us why such contact might be crucial to those of us in movements rising up against global tyranny and injustice. The book is simply the best introduction available to this remarkable man. Reading it will lead people to Terkel’s enormous body of work, with benefits they will cherish throughout their lives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Literature Suppressed On Social Grounds

Author : Dawn B. Sova
ISBN : 9780816071500
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.
Category: Literary Criticism

Organizational Public Relations

Author : Christopher Spicer
ISBN : 9781136688171
Genre : Business & Economics
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Public relations practitioners are often called upon to help chart their organization's strategic development, thus functioning as managerial decision makers linking the organization to its larger environment. This book is about understanding organizations, especially the role played by organizational decision making in the development and implementation of public relations programs and activities. It emphasizes the ways in which an organization's culture and decision making processes ultimately influence the success or failure of their public relations efforts. The research, case studies, and author's interpretations and suggestions explore the often confusing netherworld of organizational mindsets -- particularly as those world views affect the organization's relations with clients and other stakeholders. Understanding organizational politics is the way to understanding how and why decisions are made by the organization's dominant coalition. The primary goal of this text is to enhance our understanding of the ways in which organizations "work" -- the political process that accompanies organizational decision making. As an instrumental participant in the organizational political process, the public relations practitioner must posess knowledge and understanding of the organization's political process in order to succeed within that organization. Given the need for public relations practitioners to form coalitions, negotiate consensus, and advocate organizational interests, the political system metaphor is most approriate for understanding the relationship between organizational power and organizational public relations. This book, then, "steps back" from a focus solely on the design of public relations programs, and instead examines how the impetus for those programs emerges within the organization as a result of organizational politics in action. Its special features include: * practitioner responses at the end of each chapter providing commentary on the usefulness of the ideas presented; * sidebars from popular sources illustrating theories; * new case studies; * merging of management and organizational theory and research with communication theory and research; * a focus on external stakeholders from both an advocacy and a collaborative frame resulting in the creation of a "collaborative advocacy" framework for external communication; and * an extended examination of ethical considerations pertaining to organizational decision making and communication.
Category: Business & Economics

And They All Sang

Author : Studs Terkel
ISBN : 9781595586551
Genre : Music
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Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted a legendary daily radio show in Chicago, presenting listeners with his inimitable take on an eclectic range of music, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. And They All Sang is nothing less than "a tribute to music’s universality and power" (Philadelphia Inquirer), featuring more than forty of Terkel’s unforgettable conversations with some of the greatest musicians of the past century—including Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Rosa Raisa, Pete Seeger, and many others. As the esteemed music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote in the Chicago Tribune, "the terms 'interview' or 'oral history' don’t begin to do justice to what Terkel achieves in these conversations, which are at once wildly ambitious and as casual as can be." Whether discussing Enrico Caruso’s nervousness on stage with opera diva Edith Mason or the Beatles' 1966 encounter in London with revered Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, "Terkel’s singular gift for bringing his subjects to life in their own words should strike a chord with any music fan old enough to have replaced a worn-out record needle" (New York Times).
Category: Music

Relationship Based Leadership

Author : Chad Richardson
ISBN : 0761832777
Genre : Business & Economics
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Relationship Based Leadership, written primarily for child-care leaders, emphasizes cooperation rather that control; motivation from within rather that from without; and accountability to a team, more than to a boss. This work carefully explains the basic changes needed to bring about relationship-based leadership, including principles of motivation and team leadership, managing social situations, strategic planning, and working through personality conflicts at all levels of an organizations.
Category: Business & Economics