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Just a job? : communication, ethics, and professional life / George Cheney ... [et al.].

Cheney, George. (Added Author).


Just a Job? questions the notions that doing ethics at work has to be work, and that work is somehow a sphere where a different set of rules applies. This problematic line between work and life runs through the ways we commonly talk about ethics. Drawing from the fields of communication and rhetoric, the authors show how the very framing of ethics--even before we approach specific decisions--limits the potential roles of ethics in our work lives and the pursuit of happiness, and treats it as something that is meaningful only at special moments such as when faced with dilemmas, or as the last chapter in a business book. Separating ethics from life, we put it beyond our daily reach. They propose a master reframe of ethics based on a new take on virtue ethics.

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  • ISBN: 9780195182774 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195182774 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780195182781 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195182782 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 298 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
(Re)framing ethics at work -- Starting conversations about professional ethics -- Working for a good life -- Being a professional : problems and promises -- Reconsidering organizations as cultures of integrity -- Seeking something more in the market -- Finding new ways to talk about everyday ethics.
Subject: Occupations.
Professional ethics.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HF 5381 .J87 2010 30540742 General Collection Available -

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