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A World of Work

Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs
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ISBN-13:
9780801456411
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
248
Autor:
Ilana Gershon
Serie:
ILR Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introductionby Ilana Gershon1. Letter to a Young Malawian Doctorby Claire Wendland and Chiwoza Bandawe2. What You Need to Know to Be a Fish Farmer in West Norwayby Marianne Elisabeth Lien and John Law3. How to Be a Magician in Parisby Graham M. Jones with Loïc Marquet4. Being a Village Court Magistrate in Papua New Guineaby Melissa Demian5. The Chaplain: Being a Physician of the Soul in a Secular Ageby Winnifred Fallers Sullivan and Christopher Swift6. Being a Crime Scene Technician in Swedenby Corinna Kruse7. Playing Piano without a Piano in Boliviaby Michelle Bigenho8. Making Do in Perpetual Crisis: How to Be a Journalist in Buryatiaby Kathryn E. Graber9. How to Be a Professional Organizer in the United Statesby Carrie M. Lane10. The Character in Question: How to Design Film Costumes in Indiaby Lovleen Bains and Clare Wilkinson11. Reflections from a Life on the Line: How to Be a Factory Workerby Caitrin Lynch and Warren Chamberlain12. How to Be a Cell Phone Repair Technicianby Amanda Kemble, Briel Kobak, Joshua A. Bell, and Joel Kuipers13. Becoming a Professional Wrestler in Mexico Cityby Heather Levi14. The Pains and Peaks of Being a Ballerina in Londonby Helena WulffAfterwordby Jean LaveList of ContributorsIndex
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a street magician in Paris? A fish farmer in Norway? A costume designer in Bollywood? This playful and accessible look at different types of work around the world delivers a wealth of information and advice about a wide array of jobs and professions. The value of this book is twofold: For young people or middle-aged people who are undecided about their career paths and feel constrained in their choices, A World of Work offers an expansive vision. For ethnographers, this book offers an excellent example of using the practical details of everyday life to shed light on larger structural issues.

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