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  • ISBN: 9780226316888
  • ISBN10: 0226316882

Working Knowledge Skill and Community in a Small Shop

by Douglas Harper

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1987
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A number of years ago, Harper moved to northern New York to teach in a small college. Upon his arrival there his department chairman noted his eight-year-old Saab and said, 'You'll be meeting Willie.' Harper spent the next years establishing not only a working relationship but a friendship with Willie. In Working Knowledge, he introduces us to Willie, a mechanic and jack-of-all-trades. With this engaging and insightful profile-part biography, part ethnography, and part photo essay- Harper documents what Willie does and how he does it. Harper's dignified portrait captures a disappearing feature of modern life-the essential human factor in the world of work.
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