A World Beyond Work?

A World Beyond Work? Labour, Money and the Capitalist State Between Crisis and Utopia - SocietyNow

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Publisher's Synopsis

Sensing a future beyond work lurking in an age of crisis, the 'post-capitalist' utopias of today spread the idea of a permanent escape from work aided by the automation of production, a universal basic income and the reduction of working hours to zero. By skilfully unpicking the political economy of contemporary work and its futures, this book mounts a forceful critique of the post-work society vision. 

Dinerstein and Pitts reveal that transitional measures towards a world beyond work do not do enough to break away from the key features of capitalist society, and instead potentially stifle the capacity for transformative social change. Proposing an innovative alternative, the authors envision the construction of 'concrete utopias' that shape and anticipate non-capitalist futures.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787691469
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Imprint: Emerald Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 331.01
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 258g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 18mm