The Return of Work in Critical Theory: Self, Society, Politics

The Return of Work in Critical Theory: Self, Society, Politics

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ISBN-13: 9780231547185
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: New Directions in Critical Theory
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Christophe Dejours is professor of psychoanalysis, health, and work at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. His many books include Souffrance en France. La banalisation de l’injustice sociale, 7th ed. (2007) and Travail Vivant, 2 vols. (2009).

Jean-Philippe Deranty is associate professor of philosophy at Macquarie University. He is the author of Beyond Communication: A Critical Study of Axel Honneth’s Social Philosophy (2009) and the editor of several collections on critical theory and work.

Emmanuel Renault is professor of philosophy at University of Paris-Nanterre. He has published several books on the tradition of critical theory, including Social Suffering: Sociology, Psychology, Politics (2017).

Nicholas H. Smith is professor of philosophy at Macquarie University. He is the author of Strong Hermeneutics (1997) and Charles Taylor (2002) and has edited several collections on the philosophy of work.


Christophe Dejours (MD, Paris V-Sorbonne) is Chair and Professor of Psychoanalysis, Health, and Work at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. He is the author of many books on psychoanalysis, psychosomatics, pathologies of modern work, and the social impact of work, including Travail: Usure Mentale (Bayard, 2015), (with Isabelle Gernet) Psychopathologie du Travail (Elsevier, 2016), and Travail Vivant (Payot, 2013). He is founding editor of the journal Travailler: Revue internationale de Psychopathologie et de Psychodynamique du Travail.
Jean-Philippe Deranty (PhD, Philosophy, Paris IV-Sorbonne) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Beyond Communication. A Critical Study of Axel Honneth's Social Philosophy (Brill, 2009) and (co-edited with Katia Genel) Recognition versus Disagreement: A Critical Encounter on the Politics of Freedom, Equality and Identity (Columbia, 2016). He has guest-edited a special issue of the journal Travailler (2013) on philosophy and work and is chief editor of the journal Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory.
Emmanuel Renault (PhD, Philosophy, Burgundy) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris X (Nanterre). He is the author of L’Expérience de l’Injustice: Reconnaissance et Clinique de l’Injustice (La Découverte, 2004, English translation under contract at Columbia), Souffrance Sociales: Sociologie, Psychologie et Politique (La Découverte, 2008), and (with Gerard Dumenil and Michael Lowy) Lire Marx (PUF, 2014), among other titles.
Nicholas H. Smith (PhD, Philosophy, Glasgow) is Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Charles Taylor: Meaning, Morals and Modernity (Polity, 2002) and (co-edited with Jean-Philippe Deranty) New Philosophies of Labour: Work and the Social Bond (Brill, 2012). He has also guest-edited special issues of the journals Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie (2012) and Revue Internationale de Philosophie (2016) on the theme of philosophy and work.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction


Part I: Worries About Work
1. Unemployment and Precarious Work
2. Work-Life Imbalance, Disrespect at Work, and Meaningless Work


Part II: The Subject at Work
3. The Technical Dimension
4. Dynamics of Recognition


Part III: A Critical Conception of Work
5. Justice and Autonomy as Norms of Work
6. Two Models of Critique


Part IV: Performance Evaluation
7. Managerialism Versus Cooperative Management
8. From Theory to Practice: Intervention in an Enterprise
Conclusion


Notes
Index

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