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Undoing Work, Rethinking Community : A Critique of the Social Function of Work / James A. Chamberlain.

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Author/Creator:
Chamberlain, James A., author., Author,
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 pages)
Subjects:
Work ethic.
Work -- Philosophy.
Work -- Social aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
This revolutionary book presents a new conception of community and the struggle against capitalism. In Undoing Work, Rethinking Community, James A. Chamberlain argues that paid work and the civic duty to perform it substantially undermines freedom and justice. Chamberlain believes that to seize back our time and transform our society, we must abandon the deep-seated view that community is constructed by work, whether paid or not. Chamberlain focuses on the regimes of flexibility and the unconditional basic income, arguing that while both offer prospects for greater freedom and justice, they also incur the risk of shoring up the work society rather than challenging it. To transform the work society, he shows that we must also reconfigure the place of paid work in our lives and rethink the meaning of community at a deeper level. Throughout, he speaks to a broad readership, and his focus on freedom and social justice will interest scholars and activists alike. Chamberlain offers a range of strategies that will allow us to uncouple our deepest human values from the notion that worth is generated only through labor.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. The Ends of Work
2. The Work Society
3. Flexibility
4. Unconditional Basic Income
5. Community beyond Work
6. The Postwork Community
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Previously issued in print: 2018.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 26. Nov 2019)
ISBN:
1-5017-1488-0
OCLC:
978712671
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781501714887 doi
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