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Taking into account changing cultural attitudes to work, he re-examines socialism's historical project--which, he contends, has always properly been to lay down the rules and limits within which economic rationality may be permitted to function, not to create some statist, productivist countersystem. Above all, he offers a vital fresh perspective for the left, whose objective, in his view, must be to extend the sphere of autonomous human activity, and increase the possibilities ...
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Overview

Taking into account changing cultural attitudes to work, he re-examines socialism's historical project--which, he contends, has always properly been to lay down the rules and limits within which economic rationality may be permitted to function, not to create some statist, productivist countersystem. Above all, he offers a vital fresh perspective for the left, whose objective, in his view, must be to extend the sphere of autonomous human activity, and increase the possibilities for individual self-fulfilment.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781781680261
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 1/16/2013
  • Series: Radical Thinkers Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Disorientations, Orientations: In Defence of Modernity 1

2 A Left in Need of Redefinition 15

3 Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology 27

4 Redefining Socialism 38

5 The New Servants 44

6 The Crisis of "Work" and the Post-Industrial Left 53

7 Old and New Actors in the Central Conflict 67

8 Which Way is Left? Social Change in the Post-Industrial Age 78

9 Shorter Hours, Same Pay 102

Afterword: Will There Be a European Left? Theoretical and Political Queries Otto Kallscheuer 118

Index 143

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