Journal Article — Working to Thrive, Not Just Survive: My Work History in a Sociological Imagination — by Christine Quinn




This paper explores how all forms of work influence different aspects of life. Social class, gender, familial and societal expectations all have great impact when it comes to the work that people do. Work is not solely defined as the way individuals create an income; instead, the term work can encompass many aspects of life. The point of this essay is to determine how the different forms of work that I have been exposed to throughout my life have impacted my own expectations and goals as I have matured. When work is seen in broader terms, it can become something to be truly passionate about–something that you love to do.

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Quinn, Christine. 2009. “Working to Thrive, Not Just Survive: My Work History in a Sociological Imagination.” Pp. 181-190 in Sociological Re-Imaginations in & of Universities (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VII, Issue 3, 2009.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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