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Reclaiming work : beyond the wage-based society

Author: André Gorz
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 1999.
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A thesis which argues that societies created by Fordism have been falling apart and have given way to non-societal behaviour in which the dominant stratum has grabbed most of the surplus wealth. The author suggests a programme to remedy the problem.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Gorz
ISBN: 0745621287 9780745621289 0745621279 9780745621272 9780745601274 0745601278
OCLC Number: 42911210
Description: vi, 185 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. From the Social State to the Capital State. The Great Refusal. The 'Exodus' of Capital. The End of Economic Nationalism. 'Blame it on Globalization'. The Resistible Dictatorship of the Financial Markets. The Chinese Mirage --
2. The Latest Forms of Work. Post-Fordism. Uddevalla. Subjection. Autonomy and the Sale of Self. Work which is Abolishing Work. Metamorphoses of Wage Labour. Generalized Insecurity --
3. The Lost Magic of Work. The Myth of the Social Bond. Generation X or the Unheard Revolution. Politics Lags Behind the Shift in Values. Socialization or Education? --
4. Moving Beyond Wage-Based Society. Multi-Activity as a Key Social Issue. Exit Routes --
Digression 1: Community and Society --
Digression 2: Alain Touraine or the Subject of Criticism.
Other Titles: Misères du présent, richesse du possible.
Responsibility: André Gorz ; translated by Chris Turner.


The author of this work argues that the societies created by Fordism have been falling apart and given way to "non-societies", in which a tiny dominant stratum has grabbed most of the surplus wealth.  Read more...


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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 Read more...

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