Overview

In Post-Work, Stanley Aronowitz and Jonathan Cutler have collected essays from a variety of scholars to discuss the dreary future of work. The introduction, The Post-Work Manifesto,, provides the framework for a radical reappraisal of work and suggests an alternative organization of labor. The provocative essays that follow focus on specific issues that are key to our reconceptualization of the notion and practice of work, with coverage of the fight for shorter hours, the relationship between school and work, and...
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Overview

In Post-Work, Stanley Aronowitz and Jonathan Cutler have collected essays from a variety of scholars to discuss the dreary future of work. The introduction, The Post-Work Manifesto,, provides the framework for a radical reappraisal of work and suggests an alternative organization of labor. The provocative essays that follow focus on specific issues that are key to our reconceptualization of the notion and practice of work, with coverage of the fight for shorter hours, the relationship between school and work, and the role of welfare, among others.

Armed with an interdisciplinary approach, Post-Work looks beyond the rancorous debates around welfare politics and lays out the real sources of anxiety in the modern workplace. The result is an offering of hope for the future--an alternative path for a cybernation, where the possibility of less work for a better standard of living is possible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135207359
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 341 KB

Meet the Author

Stanley Aronowitz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at the City University of New York. He is the co-editor of Technoscience and Cyberculture (Routledge, 1995), and author of Dead Artists, Live Theories and Other Cultural Problems (Routledge, 1993) and The Politics of Identity (Routledge, 1991), among many other books. Jonathan Cutler is a graduate student at CUNY and a member of the Cultural Studies Center Collective.

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Table of Contents

Quitting Time: An Introduction 1
1 The Post-Work Manifesto 31
2 Benefitting From Pragmatic Vision, Part I: The Case for Guaranteed Income in Principle 81
3 A Justification of the Right to Welfare 129
4 Why There Is No Movement of the Poor 141
5 From Chaplin to Dilbert: The Origins of Computer Concepts 167
6 Schooling to Work 185
7 The Last Good Job in America 203
8 Unthinking Sex: Marx, Engels and the Scene of Writing 225
9 The Writer's Voice: Intellectual Work in the Culture of Austerity 257
Index 275
Contributor Notes 281
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