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All the Livelong Day: The Meaning and Demeaning of Routine Work, Revised and Updated Edition
"Ranks with some of the best work ever done on labor in the United States."—The Village Voice.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Penguin Books
(first published 1975)
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This book definitely had some serious issues with datedness, despite being an "updated" edition. There is a lot of hippy sociologist lingo being thrown around and a lot of the young people are referred to as "long-hairs." The weirdest thing about reading it though has to be realizing how few Americans are actually directly involved in a production line anymore and how much of the factory work has been outsourced elsewhere by now. In response to this, Garson tries to also talk about the automatio ...more
Barbara Garson is an American playwright, author and social activist, perhaps best known for the play MacBird. Garson attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a B.A. specializing in Classical History in 1964. She was active in the Free Speech Movement, as the editor of The Free Speech Movement Newsletter, which was printed on an offset press that she herself had restored. ...moreMore about Barbara Garson...