A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs

A World of Work Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs 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 worl

  • Title: A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs
  • Author: Ilana Gershon Jean Lave
  • ISBN: 9780801456855
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 areEver 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.Each chapter in this collection of ethnographic fiction could be considered a job manual Yet not any typical job manual to do justice to the ways details about jobs are conveyed in culturally specific ways, the authors adopt a range of voices and perspectives One chapter is written as though it was a letter from an older sister counseling her brother on how to be a doctor in Malawi Another is framed as a eulogy for a well loved village magistrate in Papua New Guinea who may have been killed by sorcery.Beneath the novelty of the examples are some serious messages that Ilana Gershon highlights in her introduction These ethnographies reveal the connection between work and culture, the impact of societal values on the conditions of employment Readers will be surprised at how much they can learn about an entire culture by being given the chance to understand just one occupation.Contributors Lovleen Bains, Mumbai Chiwoza Bandawe, University of Malawi Joshua A Bell, Smithsonian Institution Michelle Bigenho, Colgate University Warren Chamberlain, Vita Needle Company, Massachusetts Melissa Demian, Australian National University Ilana Gershon, Indiana University Kathryn Graber, Indiana University Graham M Jones, MIT Amanda Kemble, The George Washington University Briel Kobak, The George Washington University Corinna Kruse, Linkoping University, Sweden Joel Kuipers, The George Washington University Carrie Lane, California State University, Fullerton Jean Lave, University of California, Berkeley John Law, Open University Heather Levi, Temple University Marianne Elisabeth Lien, University of Oslo Caitrin Lynch, Olin College Loic Marquet, Paris Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University Chris Swift, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Claire Wendland, University of Wisconsin Madison Clare Wilkinson, University of Pennsylvania Helena Wulff, Stockholm University

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    1. This is a quite strange book, filled with humour and quite intriguing, interesting text that looks at the world of work by creating instruction manuals for many different jobs. It is a lot better than you first may fear.Do you fancy learning how to play a piano without a piano in Bolivia? How about being a magician in Paris? A ballerina in London? All this and more – a total of 14 different jobs – await. The book’s publicity material has some highbrow explanation for it: “The value of th [...]

    2. This was good. Better than I expected, in fact, and more serious.At first, I was sure this was going to be another humor book about jobs; I don't know why, nothing in the blurb implies anything humorous. I didn't expect the jobs and everything to be searched this well, and I most certainly didn't expect to find suggested reading lists at the end of the chapters. It surprised me in the best way possible.Also, the jobs in this imagined manual are interesting as well. Not that I would want to be "a [...]

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