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Reclaiming Work By Andre Gorz

Reclaiming Work by Andre Gorz

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aeo A major new work by one of the leading social and political thinkers of our time. aeo Offers a fundamental reassessment of the future of work, at a time when the role of work in our lives is being transformed by profound economic and technological changes.

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Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-Based Society by Andre Gorz

Over the last twenty--five years, Western societies have been reversing into the future.

Reclaiming Work Reviews

a It is to Gorz...(excellently translated by Chris Turner), that readers should turn for a compelling combination of sharp analysis, well wrought polemic, and suggestions for the future.a Red Pepper a The author successfully combines a thorough analysis of recent development of work with a vision of a transformation of society.a British Journal of Industrial Relations a Gorz maps out a proposed path to a better world of work, in which work would combine elements of creativity, play, community service, self--provision, and caring, all loosely linked in a life of "multi--activity" ... This sounds far indeed from the world of work we know. But, Gorz argues, the current economy -- not some far--distant future -- holds the potential for this utopia.a Work, Organizations, and Markets

About Andre Gorz

Andre Gorz is one of the leading social and political thinkers of our time, and is the author of many books, including Critique of Economic Reason, Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. From the Social State to the Capital State. 2. The Latest Forms of Work. 3. The Lost Magic of Work. 4. Moving Beyond Wage--Based Society. Epilogue. Digression I: Community and Society. Digression II: Alain Touraine or the Subject of Criticism. Notes. Index.

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GOR011468872
9780745621289
0745621287
Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-Based Society by Andre Gorz
Used - Like New
Paperback
Polity Press
1999-09-26
192
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