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The return of work in critical theory : self, society, politics

Author: Christophe Dejours
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2018.
Series: New directions in critical theory.
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From John Maynard Keynes’s prediction of a fifteen-hour workweek to present-day speculation about automation, we have not stopped forecasting the end of work. Critical theory and political philosophy have turned their attention away from the workplace to focus on other realms of domination and emancipation. But far from coming to an end, work continues to occupy a central place in our lives. This is not only because  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Return of work in critical theory.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018000894
(OCoLC)1013737860
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Dejours
ISBN: 9780231547185 0231547188
OCLC Number: 1037354468
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Worries about work --
Unemployment and precarious work --
Work-life imbalance, disrespect at work and meaningless work --
The subject at work --
The technical dimension --
Dynamics of recognition --
A critical conception of work --
Justice and autonomy as norms of work --
Two models of critique --
Performance evaluation --
Managerialism vs cooperative management --
From theory to practice: intervention in an enterprise.
Series Title: New directions in critical theory.
Responsibility: Christophe Dejours, Jean-Philippe Deranty, Emmanuel Renault, and Nicholas H. Smith.
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This book presents a new account of the significance and the human costs of work. A collaboration between experts in philosophy, social theory, and clinical psychology, it brings together empirical  Read more...

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