The Mind at Work
Valuing the Intelligence of the American WorkerBook - 2014
Featuring a new preface for the 10th anniversary. As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose's revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He shows us waitresses making lightning-fast calculations, carpenters handling complex spatial mathematics, and hairdressers, plumbers, and electricians with their aesthetic and diagnostic acumen. Rose, an educator who is himself the son of a waitress, explores the intellectual repertory of everyday workers and the terrible social cost of undervaluing the work they do. Deftly combining research, interviews, and personal history, this is one of those rare books that has the capacity both to shape public policy and to illuminate general readers.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, .
Edition: 10th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 331.7 ROSE
Characteristics: liv, 250 pages ; 20 cm