The Dispossessed

DivLab Term Analysis

The Division of Labor office on Anarres, which assigns individuals to syndicates and oversees rotation of roles.
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DivLab Term Timeline in The Dispossessed

The timeline below shows where the term DivLab appears in The Dispossessed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
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Individualism and Isolation vs. Collectivism and Solidarity Theme Icon
...writes back that she is worried, because when she checked the job postings at the Divlab, she did not see a new one for Shevek. She tells him to get in... (full context)
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...an indeterminate amount of time. She has requested that Shevek be posted nearby, but the Divlab will not honor this request until Shevek requests it as well. Another letter on the... (full context)
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Humility and Moderation vs. Ego and Excess Theme Icon
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Shevek leaves Sabul’s office and goes downtown to the Divlab to request a posting near Takver. The clerk, though, tells Shevek that there are no... (full context)