The Existence of a Corporate Ethos. Aristotle developed the rich concept “ethos” to describe one component of a successful orator. In the third century B.C., the study of rhetoric was so popular in Greece that it dominated the ...
Author: David Mills
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
This book serves as a comprehensive treatment of the main financial and public malfeasance crimes associated with the subject of white-collar crime. In student-friendly form, it teaches the operations of the major federal statutes in this area while unifying them according to the dominant cross-cutting themes of the nature of corruption and the types of harms to society, government, the legal system, and the market that justify the severity of these laws. It draws on case material not just from the Supreme Court but also from the lower federal courts where the hard work of implementing confessional mandates occurs. In such areas as Securities Fraud, it also covers the agency regulations that play an implementing role. Thus, it offers students rich exercises in statutory interpretation as well as case analysis. Highlights of the First Edition: Materials on perjury, false statements and obstruction of justice that are extremely timely in light of political controversies that reach back to the Nixon and Clinton administrations and are still relevant today Careful elaboration of the different crimes of bribery, including bribery of federal officials under 18 U.S.C. section 201, bribery of state and local officials under the Mail and Wire Fraud laws and federal program bribery law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Concise treatment of criminal Securities Fraud and Insider trading for students who have not otherwise studied Securities Regulation Extended treatment of the major mens rea issues in white-collar crime, as an advanced version of the subject of mens rea in the standard first-year Criminal Law course, with emphasis on such important doctrines as “deliberate ignorance” and the mental state of ”corruptly.” Professors and students will benefit from: Concisely edited case excerpts in very readable form. Handy Appendix with texts of all major statutes covered in the book. Short provocative notes raising questions of jurisprudence and social philosophy around problems of overcriminalization and the meaning of the concept of “corruption.” Concise non-technical material on cybercrime to show how modem technology raises themes of corruption similar to those of more conditional crimes.
The Service Ethos It remains reasonable to characterise local government white-collar work as non-commercial and largely insulated from market definitions of success, notwithstanding the changes in process already noted.
Author: David Knights
Part of a series of books based on papers delivered at the annual UMIST-Aston conference, combined with specially commissioned contributions, this text examines the labour process, focusing on the white-collar/non-manual sector of the work force.
However, the labour force also included a number in more skilled or semi-skilled jobs as well as a small category of white-collar workers. Although there had not yet developed an African bourgeoisie such as Kuper (1965) has described ...
Author: A. L. Epstein
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Ethos and Identity asks the ever-puzzling question: What is ethnicity and how is it to be explained? In a new introduction to this work, Athena Leoussi describes Epstein's response to this challenging age-old query, and demonstrates why this classic volume is of continuing importance. Originally published thirty years ago, Ethos and Identity still fascinates the twenty-first century reader. Epstein's volume explains ethnic revivals of the past century, while the new introduction discusses those that occurred after the book's original publication, such as during the collapse of the communist Eastern bloc in the 1990s. Epstein offers insight into other ethnic reawakenings, such as that experienced during the late 1960s and early 1970s after the collapse of post-colonial east Asia. Prior to this, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, following World War II and the establishment of the United Nations, it was expected that ethnic identifications would be superseded by a more modern, universalistic, rational, civic- or class-based form. This did not occur. Instead, as nations collapsed and were reborn in new forms, people continued to identify with their ethnicity in describing themselves, even when their countries, at least as they knew them, no longer existed. In short, people and their cultures live on long after political and national boundaries have disappeared and been redrawn. Epstein's decisive contribution to the understanding of ethnicity proposes a "social anthropology of affect." People incorporate the social structure of ethnicity into the makeup of their personality and, thus, self-identification. Ethos and Identity is sure to interest students of anthropology, sociology, psychoanalysis, psychology, and ethnicity. A. L. Epstein, anthropologist, professor, and writer, held research fellowships and appointments at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute in Lansaka, Northern Rhodesia, the University of Manchester, the Australian National University in Canberra, the University of Sussex, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in Wessenaar.
Introduction RHETORIC AND WRITING FOR ETHOS DEVELOPMENT, NOT TRANSFER To come out of scenes like these schools [NYC public schools] and be offered a “chance” to compete as an equal in the world of academic credentials, the white- collar ...
Author: Rosanne Carlo
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
In Transforming Ethos Rosanne Carlo synthesizes philosophy, rhetorical theory, and composition theory to clarify the role of ethos and its potential for identification and pedagogy for writing studies. Carlo renews focus on the ethos appeal and highlights its connection to materiality and place as a powerful instrument for writing and its teaching—one that insists on the relational and multimodal aspects of writing and makes prominent its inherent ethical considerations and possibilities. Through case studies of professional and student writings as well as narrative reflections Transforming Ethos imagines the ethos appeal as not only connected to style and voice but also a process of habituation, related to practices of everyday interaction in places and with things. Carlo addresses how ethos aids in creating identification, transcending divisions between the self and other. She shows that when writers tell their experiences, they create and reveal the ethos appeal, and this type of narrative/multimodal writing is central to scholarship in rhetoric and composition as well as the teaching of writing. In addition, Carlo considers how composition is becoming compromised by professionalization—particularly through the idea of “transfer”—which is overtaking the critical work of self-development with others that a writing classroom should encourage in college students. Transforming Ethos cements ethos as an essential term for the modern practice and teaching of rhetoric and places it at the heart of writing studies. This book will be significant for students and scholars in rhetoric and composition, as well as those interested in higher education more broadly.
Technocracy left little incentive for the white collar majority of the working class to challenge the status quo from which they felt they benefited. An effective opposition to the status quo could only emerge ...
Author: Judith R. Halasz
The iconoclastic ingenuity of bohemians, from Gerard de Nerval to Allen Ginsberg, continually captivates the popular imagination; the worlds of fashion, advertising, and even real estate all capitalize on the alternative appeal of bohemian style. Persistently overlooked, however, is bohemians' distinctive relationship to work. In this book, sociologist Judith R. Halasz examines the fascinating junctures between bohemian labor and life. Weaving together historiography, ethnography, and personal experiences of having been raised amidst downtown New York's bohemian communities, Halasz deciphers bohemians' unconventional behaviors and attitudes towards employment and the broader work world. From the nineteenth-century harbingers on Paris' Left Bank to the Beats, Underground, and more recent bohemian outcroppings on New York's Lower East Side, The Bohemian Ethos traces the embodiment of a politically charged yet increasingly precarious form of cultural resistance to hegemonic social and economic imperatives.
Thus bankers were converted into white - collar peons and made into members of a company livestock . Results are easy to see : According to TIME , in 1991 the number of newly reported AID's cases had risen by 250 per cent .
Author: Nikhil Barat
Publisher: Excel Books India
Globalisation has now been accepted as an inevitable development with all its benefits and problems. As teachers of management, we realized the communication gap between managers of different countries who were brought face to face to discuss common issues. Each had his/her own perspective and this book attempts to depict the different shades of lenses through which they view the problem and seeks to offer a rationale for these differences. It is felt that a study of the different traits would enable the growth of mutual understanding and thus make such interactions more objective and fruitful.Critical study of several leading countries in the American continent, Europe, Asia and Australia has been carried out and the discerning traits identified to establish country and time specific trends as also the changes that have taken place and are most likely to happen.
... given the employment possibilities in their city , they claim that there is no real chance that school could be a means to wealth and status . The only jobs that diligence at school might get them are low - level , white collar jobs ...
Author: John G. Nicholls
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Young children and even infants work hard at mastering various kills and show spontaneous pleasure at their own accomplishment. John Nicholls explores the conditions that cause students to lose their unselfconscious involvement in a game or task and become concerned with how they are stacking up against others. Charting the development of children's concepts of luck, effort, and ability, he argues that with age they are increasingly prone to take superiority over others as the definition of success. An emphasis on interpersonal competition, which permeates Western society, exacerbates this egotistical tendency and results in diminished accomplishment and alienation from school. To overcome these problems, Nicholls argues, we must "become as little children" for whom absorption in exploration and accomplishment come naturally, even when those around them are more competent. This ideal is unlikely to be promoted through technical approaches to education, or by the current emphasis on the role of education in economic development. Instead, Nicholls calls for a progressive approach to education. Difficult though it is to implement, this approach is most likely to increase equality of motivation for intellectual development, substantial accomplishment, satisfaction in work, and more productive relations with others. These are important ideas for anyone interested in achievement motivation, for those professionally involved in education, and for nonspecialists interested in, or worried about, how we educate our children.
With this kind of incrementalist project, Labour attracts to it those planners from amongst the country's white-collar workers who are by disposition or profession inclined to a similar view. Those, on the other hand, who cannot accept ...
Author: H. M. Drucker
First published in 1979. In this important study of Labour Party ideology, the author sought to provoke his readers to a fundamental re-evaluation of the party and of the relationships between the party, Labour ideology and socialist doctrine. What he had to say would have disturbed left and right wings alike within the party, while remaining accessible to students and general readers at all levels who have an interest in the considered analysis of British politics and the concept of ideology.
But if we stop to ask ourselves why these brilliant analyses , including his legendary study The White - Collar Ethos ( 1929 ) , ultimately remained politically ineffectual in the Weimar Republic , we shall have to examine the texts ...
Author: Lorenz (NA) Jager
Publisher: Yale University Press
Om den tyske filosof, sociolog, musikteoretiker og komponist Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969)
White-Collar Life and Corporate Cultures in Los Angeles, 1892-1941 Clark Davis ... 59 Numerous other local publications joined in promoting the white - collar mobility ethos . Southern California Business , the magazine of Los Angeles's ...
Author: Clark Davis
Publisher: JHU Press
The story of the early decades of American big business, when white-collar jobs were new and their future uncertain America's white-collar workers form the core of the nation's corporate economy and its expansive middle class. But just a century ago, white-collar jobs were new and their future anything but certain. In Company Men Clark Davis places the corporate office at the heart of American social and cultural history, examining how the nation's first generation of white-collar men created new understandings of masculinity, race, community, and success—all of which would dominate American experience for decades to come. Company Men is set in Los Angeles, the nation's "corporate frontier" of the early twentieth century. Davis shows how this California city—often considered on the fringe of American society for the very reason that it was new and growing so rapidly—displayed in sharp contours how America's corporate culture developed. The young men who left their rural homes for southern California a century ago not only helped build one of the world's great business centers, but also redefined middle-class values and morals. Of interest to students of business history, gender studies, and twentieth-century culture, this work focuses on the "company man" as a pivotal actor in the saga of modern American history.
dated conception of white middle - class male identity , determined to regain his rightful wages of whiteness , Burroughs demonstrated repeatedly to his father and the world that he would not accept the white collar ethos .
Author: Harry Stecopoulos
Publisher: Duke University Press
Although in recent years scholars have explored the cultural construction of masculinity, the ways in which masculinity intersects with other categories of identity, particularly those of race and ethnicity, have largely been ignored. The essays in Race and the Subject of Masculinities address this concern and focus on the social construction of masculinity - black, white, ethnic, gay, and straight - in terms of the often complex and dynamic relationships among these inseparable categories.Discussing a wide range of subjects from the inherent homo-eroticism of martial-arts cinema to the relationship between working-class ideologies and Elvis impersonators, from the emergence of a gay black masculine aesthetic in the works of James Van der Zee and Robert Mapplethorpe to the comedy of Richard Pryor, Race and the Subject of Masculinities provides a range of opportunities for thinking about how race, sexuality, and 'manhood' are reinforced and reconstituted in today's society. Editors Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel have gathered essays that make clear how the formation of masculine identity is never as obvious as it might seem to be. Examining personas as varied as Eddie Murphy, Bruce Lee, Tarzan, Malcom X, and Andre Gide, these essays draw on feminist critique and queer theory to demonstrate how cross-identification through performance and spectatorship among men of different races and cultural backgrounds has served to redefine masculinity in contemporary culture.The contributors to Race and the Subject of Masculinities offer an important challenge to the new studies of masculinity by taking seriously the role of race in the making of men. Readers interested in issues of race, gender, sexuality, and popular culture studies will find this collection provocative and entertaining.Contributors. Herman Beavers, Jonathan Dollimore, Richard Dyer, Robin D. G. Kelly, Christopher Looby, Leerom Medovoi, Eric Lott, Deborah E. McDowell, Jos} E. Mu-oz, Harry Stecopoulos, Yvonne Tasker, Michael Uebel, Gayle Wald, Robyn Wiegman
echelons, those in higher ranks come to feel that some forms of white-collar crime are ordinary business. ... Culture can harbor a predominant ethos of competitiveness, provide ready justification for crime, or sustain a shared stance ...
Author: Shanna R. Van Slyke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Although white-collar crime has caused a substantial amount of damage on both the individual and societal levels, it often ranks below street crime as a matter of public concern. Thus, white-collar crime remains an ambiguous and even controversial topic among academics, with a relative dearth of scholarly focus on the issue. The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime offers a comprehensive treatment of the most up-to-date theories and research regarding white-collar crime. Contributors tackle a vast range of topics, including the impact of white-collar crime, the contexts in which white-collar crime occurs, current crime policies and debates, and examinations of the criminals themselves. The volume concludes with a set of essays that discuss potential responses for controlling white-collar crime, as well as promising new avenues for future research. Uniting conceptual theories, empirical research, and ethnographic data, the Handbook provides the first unified analytic framework on white-collar crime. Given the astronomical aggregate losses to victims, building a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics of white-collar crime is a topic of immediate social concern. The definitive resource on white-collar crime, this Handbook will be a valuable resource for developing both intellectual and policy-related solutions.
IBM followed suit with what Davis calls a “slick refinement of Ford-style au- thoritarianism,” which led to “a refashioning of plant life along a white collar ethos” in its own union-free company.61 At the pinnacle of Senator McCarthy's ...
Author: Merrill Schleier
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
From the silent era until the advent of the Cinemascope--the skyscraper as movie star. Whether tall office buildings, high-rise apartments, or lofty hotels, skyscrapers have been stars in American cinema since the silent era. Cinema's tall buildings have been variously represented as unbridled aspiration, dens of iniquity and eroticism, beacons of democracy, and well-oiled corporate machines. Considering their intriguing diversity, Merrill Schleier establishes and explains the impact of actual skyscrapers on America's ideologies about work, leisure, romance, sexual identity, and politics as seen in Hollywood movies.
White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture David Savran ... Hoping to distance themselves from a blue-collar ethos, many of the new white-collar workers were reluctant to unionize, and “between 1945 and 1960, ...
Author: David Savran
Publisher: Princeton University Press
From the Beat poets' incarnation of the "white Negro" through Iron John and the Men's Movement to the paranoid masculinity of Timothy McVeigh, white men in this country have increasingly imagined themselves as victims. In Taking It Like a Man, David Savran explores the social and sexual tensions that have helped to produce this phenomenon. Beginning with the 1940s, when many white, middle-class men moved into a rule-bound, corporate culture, Savran sifts through literary, cinematic, and journalistic examples that construct the white man as victimized, feminized, internally divided, and self-destructive. Savran considers how this widely perceived loss of male power has played itself out on both psychoanalytical and political levels as he draws upon various concepts of masochism--the most counterintuitive of the so-called perversions and the one most insistently associated with femininity. Savran begins with the writings and self-mythologization of Beat writers William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac. Although their independent, law-defying lifestyles seemed distinctively and ruggedly masculine, their literary art and personal relations with other men in fact allowed them to take up social and psychic positions associated with women and racial minorities. Arguing that this dissident masculinity has become increasingly central to U.S. culture, Savran analyzes the success of Sam Shepard as both writer and star, as well as the emergence of a new kind of action hero in movies like Rambo and Twister. He contends that with the limited success of the civil rights and women's movements, white masculinity has been reconfigured to reflect the fantasy that the white male has become the victim of the scant progress made by African Americans and women. Taking It Like a Man provocatively applies psychoanalysis to history. The willingness to inflict pain upon the self, for example, serves as a measure of men's attempts to take control of their situations and their ambiguous relationship to women. Discussing S/M and sexual liberation in their historical contexts enables Savran to consider not only the psychological function of masochism but also the broader issues of political and social power as experienced by both men and women.
... the blue collar comedy tour with bill engvall, Jeff foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the cable guy (Daniel Lawrence Whitney) features four White men whose comedy capitalizes on appealing to a specific working-class blue-collar ethos.
Author: Rebecca Krefting
Publisher: JHU Press
Includes filmographies and discographies.
Whyte, a sociologist whose book catapulted to the bestseller list, captured the angst and compromises that accompanied the mid-twentieth-century world of the white-collar workers. Most had been raised with a blue-collar ethos rooted in ...
Author: Richard Greenwald
Publisher: New Press, The
When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of the state’s public sector employees in early 2011, the massive protests that erupted inresponse put the labor movement back on the nation’s front pages. It was a fleeting reminder of a not-so-distant past when the “labor question”—and the power of organized labor—was part and parcel of a century-long struggle for justice and equality in America. Now, on the heels of the expansive Occupy Wall Street movement and midterm election outcomes that are encouraging for the labor movement, the lessons of history are a vital handhold for the thousands of activists and citizens everywhere who sense that something has gone terribly wrong. This pithy and accessible volume provides readers with an understanding of the history that is directly relevant to the economic and political crises working people face today, and points the way to a revitalized twenty-first-century labor movement. With original contributions from leading labor historians, social critics, and activists, Labor Rising makes crucial connections between the past and present, and then looks forward, asking how we might imagine a different future for all Americans.
Whyte, a sociologist whose book catapulted to the bestseller list, captured the angst and compromises that accompanied the midtwentieth-century world of the white-collar workers. Most had been raised with a blue-collar ethos rooted in ...
Author: Daniel J. Walkowitz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Winner of the 2020 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference/Humanities Changes in production and consumption fundamentally transformed the culture of work in the industrial world during the century after World War I. In the aftermath of the war, the drive to create new markets and rationalize work management engaged new strategies of advertising and scientific management, deploying new workforces increasingly tied to consumption rather than production. These changes affected both the culture of the workplace and the home, as the gendered family economy of the modern worker struggled with the vagaries of a changing gendered labour market and the inequalities that accompanied them. This volume draws on illustrative cases to highlight the uneven development of the modern culture of work over the course of the long 20th century. A Cultural History of Work in the Modern Age presents an overview of the period with essays on economies, representations of work, workplaces, work cultures, technology, mobility, society, politics and leisure.
It may not be possible, as the methodological individualists would have one believe, to neatly tie the relevant ethos to any particular individual or individuals within the company. The ethos may have evolved over time, and it may never ...
Author: John Minkes
`This timely collection contains contemporary case studies and critical analyses by leading writers in the study of white collar corporate crime. It makes an invaluable contribution to the 'criminology of the corporation'" - Professor Hazel Croall, Glasgow Caledonian University Corporate and White Collar Crime is an essential overview of this diverse subject area and encourages students to develop a broad understanding of the topic. Aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Business and Management Studies, the book will cross-over into many other disciplines including Law and Social Policy. "This is an innovative and multidisciplinary analysis of corporate and white collar crime that is both theoretically and empirically rich. The text serves as a poignant reminder why research involving the powerful must be a central part of criminological inquiry and why this book is essential reading." Professor Reece Walters, The Open University "Again and again, pension funds are pillaged, investors fleeced, commuters killed, workers maimed, and communities poisoned. Why is it that so few of these acts are defined as crimes, and why is it that, even when they are, prosecution is so rarely effective? Corporate Crime and White Collar Crime addresses these very questions through its rigorous, well-developed analysis and its wide ranging empirical focus - on Europe, North America, Asia and beyond. The book can help all of us to re-examine our understanding of the nature of crime and of criminals, and to reassess the costs as well as the benefits of our current economic, political and social order." Professor Frank Pearce, Queen's University, Canada