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Anne Helen Petersen


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Anne Helen Petersen is an American writer and journalist based in Missoula, Montana. She worked as a Senior Culture Writer for Buzzfeed until 2020 when she began writing a newsletter for subscribers at Substack.
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Free Time
The Forgotten American Dream
Benjamin Hunnicutt - Jan 11, 2013 (first published in 2007)
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Has the American Dream become an unrealistic utopian fantasy, or have we simply forgotten what we are working for? In his topical book, "Free Time," Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt examines the way that progress, once defined as more of the good things in life as well as more free time to enjoy them, has come to be understood only as economic growth and m...
Anne Helen Petersen
Mar 26, 2021
@Diamond61845143 obsessed with those books      source
Work Without End
Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work (Labor And Social Change)
Benjamin Hunnicutt - May 10, 1988
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An extraordinarily informative scholarly history of the debate over working hours from 1920 to 1940. --New York Times Book ReviewFor more than a century preceding the Great Depression, work hours were steadily reduced. Intellectuals, labor leaders, politicians, and workers saw this reduction in work as authentic progress and the resulting increase ...
Anne Helen Petersen
Mar 26, 2021
@Diamond61845143 obsessed with those books      source
The Problem with Work
Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)
Kathi Weeks - Sep 09, 2011
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In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labor, is inherently a social and political good. While progressive political movements, including the Marxist and feminist movements, have fought for equal pay, better work conditions, and the recognition of unpaid work as a valued form of labor, even th...
Anne Helen Petersen
Oct 30, 2020
This book rules      source
White Collar
The American Middle Classes (Classic Reprint)
C. Wright Mills - Jul 25, 2012 (first published in 1951)
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A penetrating sociological and psychological study of the new middle class that comprise the backbone of modern American society....
Anne Helen Petersen
Oct 14, 2020
This book was written in 1951 but it is somehow still one of the best articulations of the anxieties & obsessions of office/knowledge workers I’ve ever read. The section on white collar unionizing should be essential for all media union organizers      source
Long Bright River
A Novel
Liz Moore - Jan 07, 2020
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Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then, one of them goes missing.In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat....
Anne Helen Petersen
Oct 09, 2020
If you need a Tana French style book in your life, I am in deep with Liz Moore's LONG BRIGHT RIVER:      source
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