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Gig : Americans Talk About Their Jobs - 00 edition

Gig : Americans Talk About Their Jobs (ISBN10: 0609807072; ISBN13: 9780609807071)
ISBN13: 978-0609807071
ISBN10: 0609807072

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0609605882
ISBN10: 0609605887

Summary: Taking their cue from Studs Terkel's book Working, the editors of word.com have produced a book that provides real insight into how people work and how they describe their jobs. Composed of more than 120 monologues Gig allows disparate people--from a wide variety of occupations and locations--to describe their day to day experiences in the office, on the street corner, or where ever their occupation places them. The jobs covered are sometimes outside of the mainstrea ...show morem (transvestite prostitute) and sometimes out of reach of all but a few (professional basketball player), but, taken as a whole, they create a portrait of employment in America that is devoid of agenda, abstraction, and theory.

The people in Gig speak of the constant and complex stresses that they are subjected to and the increasing importance of technology (and consequent increase in speed) that have become so much a part of the modern landscape. The picture that emerges is one a dedicated workers who throw themselves into coping with changes that were unimaginable thirty years ago. Some love their jobs, some don't, but the majority have, in different ways, adapted themselves to the new problems and opportunities that have emerged. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 00
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Published: 08/21/2001
International: No

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