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Lecture 1 - Podcast Notes

by: Alia Federico

Lecture 1 - Podcast Notes LSTU-L110

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These notes cover the podcast that's a part of the first lecture, "The American work ethic". The Introductory quiz is based off of this podcast.
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Alia Federico on Tuesday August 30, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to LSTU-L110 at Indiana University taught by Dr. Marquita Walker in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Intro to Labor Studies: Labor and Society in Labor Studies at Indiana University.

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Date Created: 08/30/16
Podcast 1 ­ The American Work Ethic   ● Examination of workers and ability to respond collectively  ● Humans believe work is honorable and desirable by nature  ○ To understand this, we need to consider the culture in which the work takes place  ● American culture  ○ Those who work are moral and decent  ○ Those who do not work are lazy and slothful   ○ (Some culture believe you should only work to suffice their needs ­ profit is not  important)  ● Some cultures believe creating excess is wasteful and over the top  ● American work ethic stemmed from industrial revolution  ○ Entwined with religious beliefs  ○ Work and wealth were favorable in God’s eyes  ○ It was considered one’s purpose to work  ○ Wealthy individuals were admired  ● Identities are defined by ones role in a workplace, even though the worker doesn’t  always have much control over their role development or procedure  ● Workers ability to form relationships in an economic and social settings is what creates  organized labor   


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