The Trouble with Passion: How Searching for Fulfillment at Work Fosters Inequality by Erin A. Cech
- Erin Cech, Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology and Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy), University of Michigan
- Megan Killian, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan
- Harmony Reppond, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Probing the ominous side of career advice to "follow your passion," this data-driven study explains how the passion principle fails us and perpetuates inequality by class, gender, and race; and it suggests how we can reconfigure our relationships to paid work.