Shop Class As Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work


Source: Matthew B. Crawford
Affiliation: University of Virginia

This bestselling book is described by IndieBound as "A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands." The book description continues: "On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world."

Keywords: Education , Happiness , Hierarchies of Work , Meaning of Work , Psychology