The Resource Being and well-being : health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley, J.A. English-Lueck, (electronic resource)

Being and well-being : health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley, J.A. English-Lueck, (electronic resource)

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Being and well-being : health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley
Title
Being and well-being
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health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley
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J.A. English-Lueck
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Language
eng
Summary
As the great American work-benefit experiment erodes, companies are increasingly asking people to take responsibility for managing their own health. There's no question work and health are intertwined. But what effect does an intensely productive, globally connected, high-tech work environment have on a population largely entrusted with overseeing their own health needs? In California's Silicon Valley, a distinctive and medically diverse health culture has emerged. Being and Well-Being explores this health culture, detailing the biomedical, countercultural, and immigrant-based beliefs and practices that shape ideas about working, care-giving, and what it means to be healthy. As English-Lueck shows, the integration of workplace productivity with personal health has created national patterns of discrimination against those not in the productive mainstream, including the unemployed, retired, and chronically ill. But new ideas about work and health can clarify core American values, highlight emerging global trends, and provide a vital assessment of the evolution of our shared pursuit of well-being. While policymakers debate the possibilities for health insurance reform and government provisions, they overlook this lived experience. The shift of responsibility from organization to individual, a key feature of late capitalism, has significant implications. Individuals are supposed to be unfettered innovators at work, while managing the mundane details of their pensions and health plans. Workers are simultaneously responsible for work projects and for themselves as projects. Here, where work and health collide, in the front offices and on the warehouse floors, is one of the key ways in which people, in the guise of workers, feel capitalism
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Midwest
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1953-
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English-Lueck, J. A.
Dewey number
362.109794/73
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Health behavior
  • Health attitudes
  • Public health
  • Employees
  • Work
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Being and well-being : health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley, J.A. English-Lueck, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891651
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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MWT11891651
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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11891651
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Being and well-being : health and the working bodies of Silicon Valley, J.A. English-Lueck, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891651
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11891651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891651
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891651
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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