The Last Good Job in America: Work and Education in the New Global Technoculture

The Last Good Job in America: Work and Education in the New Global Technoculture

by Stanley Aronowitz


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The Last Good Job in America: Work and Education in the New Global Technoculture by Stanley Aronowitz

Money, jobs, careers, training_all are topics often overheard in the conversation of middle-class Americans. One of the nation's leading critics of education, the world of work, and the labor movement, Stanley Aronowitz shows how new technologies, labor, and education all are deeply intertwined in our culture and everyday lives. This book reflects Aronowitz's thinking at a time when globalization has brought these connections to broad public attention. Aronowitz argues for the decline of 'the job' as the backbone, along with family, of American society. Despite high employment, low wages and job insecurity leave many families at or below the poverty line. The career instability previously experienced mostly by blue-collar workers has spread to middle managers and high-level executives caught in the rapid movement of capital and technologies. In light of these facts, Aronowitz argues for a new social contract between employers and workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742560260
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Series: Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire Series
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

The Nation has described Stanley Aronowitz as 'a larger-than-life' figure who has vigorously defended American labor through his public speeches, organizing, and academic writings. He lives in Manhattan, where he is distinguished professor of sociology and cultural studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Accelerated Lives Chapter 2 No Time for Democracy? Time, Space, and Social Change Chapter 3 The Last Good Job in America Chapter 4 The End of Bohemia Part 5 Education and Democracy Chapter 6 Thinking Beyond "School Failure:" Freire's Legacy Chapter 7 Violence and the Myth of Democracy Chapter 8 Higher Education as a Public Good Chapter 9 Education for Citizenship: Gramsci's "Common School" today Part 10 Culture, Identity, and Democracy Chapter 11 The Double Bind of Race Chapter 12 Race Relations in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 13 Between Nationality and Class Part 14 Changing Theories of the State Chapter 15 Globalization and the State Chapter 16 Capitalism and the State: Marcuse's Legacy Chapter 17 Onto-history and Epistemology Part 18 Jobs in a Globalized Technoculture Chapter 19 On Union Democracy Chapter 20 Unions as a Public Sphere Chapter 21 "New Men of Power:" The Lost Legacy of C. Wright Mills

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