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The mind at work : valuing the intelligence of the American worker

Author: Mike Rose
Publisher: New York, New York Penguin Books 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th anniversary edition, with a new prefaceView all editions and formats
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Featuring a new preface for the 10th anniversary. As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose's revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He shows us waitresses making lightning-fast calculations, carpenters handling complex spatial mathematics, and hairdressers, plumbers, and electricians with their aesthetic and diagnostic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Rose
ISBN: 9780143035572 0143035576 9780670032822 0670032824
OCLC Number: 1013739562
Description: liv, 250 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The Working Life of a Waitress --
Styling Hair --
The Intelligence of Plumbing --
A Vocabulary of Carpentry --
Reflective Technique: Electrical Wiring and Construction --
Two Lives: A Welder and a Foreman --
Rethinking Hand and Brain --
Hand and Brain in School: The Paradox of Vocational Education.
Responsibility: Mike Rose.

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Integrating personal stories of his own working-class family with interviews, vivid snapshots of people on the job, and current research in social science and cognitive psychology, Rose draws a  Read more...

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"Rose is saying something profound about democracy." --Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States"Eloquent tribute to our working men and women. It knocked me out." --Studs Read more...

 
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