Matthew Crawford

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Matthew B. Crawford is an American writer and research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture[1] at the University of Virginia.

He is a contributing editor[2] at The New Atlantis.

He is also a motorcycle mechanic.

Marshall Institute[edit]

In September 2001, he accepted a position as executive director of the George C. Marshall Institute,[3] but left the institute after 5 months,[4] saying that "the trappings of scholarship were used to put a scientific cover on positions arrived at otherwise. These positions served various interests, ideological or material. For example, part of my job consisted of making arguments about global warming that just happened to coincide with the positions taken by the oil companies that funded the think tank."[5]

Books[edit]

Published in London as The Case for Working with Your Hands. Viking, 2009. ISBN 978-0-670-91874-4.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Who We Are – Current Fellows. Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Retrieved 2009-07-06
  2. ^ Matthew B. Crawford. The New Atlantis. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
  3. ^ George C.Marshall Institute, Sept. 2001 press release (web archive) (accessed October 10, 2010)
  4. ^ Carolyn Mooney, "A Hands-On Philosopher Argues for a Fresh Vision of Manual Work", Chronicle of Higher Education, Chronicle Review, June 15, 2009. Web version (subscribers only) chronicle.com
  5. ^ Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, pp. 108–109, Penguin Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59420-223-0

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