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Working Alternatives: American and Catholic Experiments in Work and Economy

John C. Seitz and Christine Firer Hinze


Popular interest in the kinds of conditions that make work productive, growing media attention to the grinding cycle of poverty, and the widening sense that consumption must become sustainable and just, all contribute to an atmosphere thirsty for humanistic economic analysis. This volume offers such analysis from a novel and generative diversity of vantage points, including religious and secular histories, theological ethics, and business management. In particular, Working Alternatives brings modern Roman Catholic forms of engaging with economic questions—embodied in the evolving set of docume ... More

Keywords: business, Catholic social teaching, ethics, feminism, labor, management, history, religion, sustainability, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823288359
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823288359.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John C. Seitz, editor
Fordham University

Christine Firer Hinze, editor
Fordham University

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Front Matter


John C. Seitz and Christine Firer Hinze

Part I: Seeing Differently: Alternative Visions of Economy and Work

Part II: Valuing Differently: Challenging Work and Business as Usual

The Homemaker as Worker

Kirsten Swinth

Working Alternatives

Michael Pirson

Part III: Practicing Differently: Creating Alternative Ways of Working