Whither work? The politics and ethics of contemporary work

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Abstract

This introductory chapter explores the question ‘Whither Work?’ in our present times. It addresses the key political and ethical challenges underpinning that question, in particular what work might look like in a post-growth world; the implications of financialized capitalism, the platform economy, and automation for the future of work; the effects of precarization on workers and how these effects might be countered; and the possibilities for freedom in our working lives. Its main argument is that work remains vitally important, but also that we need a new work ethic, one which better fits human needs. The chapter ends with a review of each contribution to the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe politics and ethics of contemporary work
Subtitle of host publicationwhither work?
EditorsKeith Breen, Jean-Philippe Deranty
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter1
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429243394
ISBN (Print)9780367198114, 9780367198060
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • work
  • future of work

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