NEW WORK/NEW LIFE by Laile E. Bartlett


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A popular account of the gradual but profound changes now occurring in our attitudes toward working and living. The shift from a work ethic to an ethic of personal fulfillment and from the dominance of tradition to a pluralism of alternative lifestyles constitutes a social revolution. Bartlett has a bead on issues at the heart of contemporary concern. The book offers many examples of how people are either developing humanized alternatives to ""the System"" or are changing it from within--in government, business, family life, education, religion, prisons, medicine, counseling, etc. It reads like a compendium of magazine cover stories on whither America--riddled with information about people, organizations, projects, and approaches. More suggestive than penetrating, the whole thing is rather hurriedly thrown together. Still, this rundown of experiments--from campus-free colleges to a medical service run by patients--suggests that if there are books that can be speed read with profit, this might be one of them.

Pub Date: Feb. 18th, 1976
Publisher: Harper & Row