Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology (Radical Thinkers) by André Gorz,Chris Turner

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By André Gorz,Chris Turner

Against the heritage of contemporary technological advancements, Gorz's significant new e-book explores the political agendas dealing with either correct and left in the middle of the differences of the character of labor and the constitution of the workforce.

In this significant new e-book, Andre Gorz expands at the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of monetary cause. opposed to the history of technological advancements that have reworked the character of labor and the constitution of the group, Gorz explores the hot political agendas dealing with either left and correct. each one is in disarray: definitely the right, torn among the calls for of capital and the 'traditional values' of its supporters, can in basic terms supply illusory suggestions, whereas the left both capitulates to those or is still tempted via regressive, 'fundamentalist' initiatives beside the point to complicated sleek societies. picking the grave dangers posed by way of a twin society with a hyperactive minority of full-time staff confronting a silenced majority who're, at top, precariously hired, Gorz proposes a brand new definition of a key social clash inside of Western societies by way of the distribution of labor and the shape and content material of non-working time.Taking into consideration altering cultural attitudes to paintings, he re-examines socialism's old project—which, he contends, has continually correctly been to put down the foundations and boundaries in which monetary raitonality could be authorised to operate, to not create a few statist, productivist countersystem. in particular, he deals an essential clean point of view for the left, whose aim, in his view, has to be to increase the field to independent human job, and bring up the probabilities for person self-fulfilment.

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