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Joy In Work, German Work
Joy In Work, German Work
By Joan Campbell
Princeton University Press, 1989, 431 pp

A careful study of German thought from preindustrial to National Socialist on the nature of work, on its centrality in human life, its degradation in a mechanized world, and on the possibility of rationalizing and improving work, in part by emulating American practices such as Taylorism. A historical monograph that explores a major strand in German culture and in German self-definition.