Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

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You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is—and what it might become.

In the mid-nineteenth century clerks… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)


Saval's work encompasses everything from the sociology of white-collar work and the politics of unionisation to the spread of management pseudoscience and the architectural history of office spaces and furniture design.

“Cubed” is itself a pleasure to read: beautifully written and clearly organized.

“Cubed” still ends up feeling more like a grind than a pleasure.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Doubleday (April 22, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 8.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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