Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Career Mystique : Cracks in the American Dream - 05 edition

Career Mystique : Cracks in the American Dream (ISBN10: 0742528626; ISBN13: 9780742528628)
ISBN13: 978-0742528628
ISBN10: 0742528626

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0742528611
ISBN10: 0742528618

Summary: The Career Mystique shows that most Americans-men and women-continue to embrace the myth that hard work, long hours, and continuous employment pay off, even though it is out of date and out of place in twenty-first-century America. Phyllis Moen and Patricia Roehling argue that the lock step arrangements around education, work, family, and retirement no longer fit the realities and risks of contemporary living, yet the roles, rules, and regulations spawned by the care
er mystique remain in place. This books shows that ambiguities and uncertainties about the future abound in boardrooms, in offices, and on factory floors, as Americans face the realities of corporate restructuring, chronic job insecurity, and double demands at work and at home. Moen and Roehling show the career mystique for what it is: a false myth standing in the way of creating new, alternative workplaces and career flexibilities.

Based on research funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Institute on Aging.
  • Names and defines the obsolete myth undergirding of the American Dream
  • Shows how even young children learn the career mystique, and how it shapes the goals and strategies of Americans at every life stage.
  • Descibes how American men and women manage, given the mismatch between the "rules of the game" based on the career mystique and the uncertainties, ambiguities, and overloads of work -- and life -- in the 21st century..
  • Suggests new workplace flexibilities more in keeping with today's, not yesterday's, workforce
...show more
Summary: The Career Mystique shows that most Americans-men and women-continue to embrace the myth that hard work, long hours, and continuous employment pay off, even though it is out of date and out of place in twenty-first-century America. Phyllis Moen and Patricia Roehling argue that the lock step arrangements around education, work, family, and retirement no longer fit the realities and risks of contemporary living, yet the roles, rules, and regulations spawned by the career mystique remain in place. This books shows that ambiguities and uncertainties about the future abound in boardrooms, in offices, and on factory floors, as Americans face the realities of corporate restructuring, chronic job insecurity, and double demands at work and at home. Moen and Roehling show the career mystique for what it is: a false myth standing in the way of creating new, alternative workplaces and career flexibilities.

Based on research funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Institute on Aging.
  • Names and defines the obsolete myth undergirding of the American Dream
  • Shows how even young children learn the career mystique, and how it shapes the goals and strategies of Americans at every life stage.
  • Descibes how American men and women manage, given the mismatch between the "rules of the game" based on the career mystique and the uncertainties, ambiguities, and overloads of work -- and life -- in the 21st century..
  • Suggests new workplace flexibilities more in keeping with today's, not yesterday's, workforce
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 11/28/2004
International: No

View Review
View Table of Contents



List Price: $30.95
Used $15.48
Used
Save $15.47 (50%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 16 hours and 13 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

24 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Career Mystique : Cracks in the American Dream
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (24)  |  New (10)  |  Very Good (3)  |  Good (8)  |  Acceptable (3)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$15.48
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$27.94
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Nettextstore
Lincoln, NE
Seller Rating: 4.55
2004 Paperback Good Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24 hours in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, A ...show moreccess cards or other supplementary material. ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
BooksForGoodwillGetJobs
Brooklyn Park, MN
Seller Rating: 4.53
Fair Cover has some rubbing and edge wear.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.62
Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.62
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
This copy shows very minor wear. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$4.64
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
One Planet Books
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.55
Ships same day or next business day! UPS expedited shipping available (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Used sticker & some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ...show more code or dust jacket ...show less
$5.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Des-Moines
Clive, IA
Seller Rating: 4.93
2004 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access ...show morecodes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$6.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
srwilson62
Kenosha, WI
Seller Rating: 4.82
Paperback New Nice NEW copy! Ships out within 24 hours! 2-W4.
$7.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB - Crystal
Crystal, MN
Seller Rating: 4.54
2004 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$14.94
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.18
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close