The Concept of Work: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern

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SUNY Press, 1 thg 1, 1992 - 645 trang
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This book presents an analysis amd review of work, starting with the Homeric period, then dealing with classical Greece and classical Rome, the early Christians and Jews, the early Middle Ages, the era of Charlemagne, the high Middle Ages, the views of Luther and Calvin, the English and French Enlightenment, the nineteenth century, the twentieth century, and prospects for the future of work. It offers a rich and varied tapestry on the complexity of values regarding work, criss-crossing through crafts, occupations and professions, through slave and free-born employments, through lay and religious figures, and through rural and urban contexts. The permutations of work and its meanings are traced and related to the social and cultural contexts of each period of history dealt with -- ancient, medieval, and modern.

Applebaum offers projections for work in the future, based on modern-day technologies, along with work within the context of new social conditions created by industrial cultures in the modern period. The future of work is examined as one of the key elements for the possibility of change in the social structure of industrial cultures. At a time when so many people are questioning the work ethic, this book provides a valuable perspective on work in past societies, how it has developed and been transformed, and what are its prospects for the future.

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Work in Homeric Society
Work in Archaic and Classical Greece
The Hellenistic World and the Concept of Work
Work and the Concept of Work in the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
Conclusion Work in the Ancient World
The Concept of Work in the Middle Ages
The Attitudes toward Work among the Jews and among the Christians
Work and the Monastic Movement
Work in the Modern World1500 to 1990
Luther Calvin and the Protestant Concept of Work
The English Enlightenment Middle Sixteenth Century to Late Seventeenth Century
Work and the Enlightenment in France Scotland and America
Nineteenth Century Capitalism Socialism and the Work Ethic
The Twentieth Century Selected Philosophies and Perspectives on Work
Modern Technology and Work
The Work Ethic Consumerism and Leisure

Work in Medieval Europe Fifth to Tenth Centuries
Work in Medieval Europe Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries
Agricultural Work and its Perspectives During the Late Middle Ages
Medieval Guilds Masonry and Apprenticeship
Women and Work in the Middle Ages
Work and the Concept of Work in the Middle Ages
Conclusion Work and the Concept of Work in Modern Society
WorkPast Present and Future
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Herbert Applebaum is Director of Commercial Construction at Hartz Mountain Industries and former editor of the Anthropology of Work Review. He is the author of Work in Market and Industrial Societies and Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology, both published by SUNY Press, and Royal Blue: The Culture of Construction Workers and Work in Non-Market Societies.

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