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eBook The Culture of Soft Work: Labor, Gender, and Race in Postmodern American Narrative (American Literature Readings in the 21st Century) ePub

by H. Hicks

  • ISBN: 023060823X
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: H. Hicks
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (January 12, 2009)
  • Pages: 267
  • ePub book: 1734 kb
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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century. Hicks has written an indispensable book.

American Literature Readings in the 21st Century. The Culture of Soft Work. Equally at home in management theory and gender studies, she shows that literature and film can offer powerful insight into recent management strategies that seek to control the workplace by controlling the affective lives of workers.

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American workers over the past half-century have found themselves steeped in management discourses promoting teamwork, synergy, vision, and a host of other concepts meant . American Literature Readings in the 21st Century. Palgrave MacMillan Us.

American workers over the past half-century have found themselves steeped in management discourses promoting teamwork, synergy, vision, and a host of other concepts meant to inspire an ever deeper commitment to work. The Culture of Soft Work" offers an original examination of American writers' responses to these motivational techniques through readings of postmodern novels and a diverse range of other canonical and popular texts.

Soft Work : Labor, Gender, and Race in Postmodern American Narrative.

book by Heather J. Hicks. The Culture of Soft Work : Labor, Gender, and Race in Postmodern American Narrative. The Culture of Soft Work examines American writers' responses to human resource management and motivational techniques in the workplace through readings of postmodern novels and a diverse range of other canonical and popular texts. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -250) and index. Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: "Soft is hard" "No good to anybody": Player piano, General Electric, and the consumption of work Soft soap, snow jobs, and apartment keys: human relations management in mid-century literature and film Automating feminism: self-actualization versus the post-work society in Joanna Russ's The female man A cyborg's work is never done: programming cyborgs, workaholics, and feminists in Marge. Male rage, female fury : gender and violence in contemporary American fiction, by: Maxwell, Marilyn, 1947- Published: (2000). White liberal identity, literary pedagogy, and classic American realism, by: Barrish, Phillip. Tomboys : a literary and cultural history, by: Abate, Michelle Ann, 1975- Published: (2008).

In the 21st century, American literature still features a strong current of postmodern writing, like the postironic Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad.

In the 21st century, American literature still features a strong current of postmodern writing, like the postironic Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad (2011)  .

The Culture of Soft Work examines American writers' responses to human resource management and motivational techniques in the workplace through readings of postmodern novels and a diverse range of other canonical and popular texts.