By Stanley Aronowitz (Ed.), Jonathan Cutler (Ed.)
In "Post-Work," Stanley Aronowitz and Jonathan Cutler have gathered essays from numerous students to debate the dreary way forward for paintings. The creation, "The Post-Work Manifesto," offers the framework for an intensive reappraisal of labor and indicates an alternate association of work. The provocative essays that persist with specialize in particular concerns which are key to our reconceptualization of the idea and perform of labor, with assurance of the struggle for shorter hours, the connection among college and paintings, and the function of welfare, between others.
Armed with an interdisciplinary procedure, "Post-Work" appears past the rancorous debates round welfare politics and lays out the true assets of tension within the smooth place of work. the result's an providing of desire for the future—an substitute direction for a cybernation, the place the potential of much less paintings for a greater way of life is feasible.
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And, whether or not all 1600 eventually lose these positions, the threat itself can and does serve to both sustain anxieties and to quell opposition through fear of losing one's livelihood. " The Post-Work Manifesto • A devil's advocate would say, well, jobs have been lost but so what? S. economy. But are lost jobs really being regained? If we delve deeper, the picture shifts and not in the direction of rosier colors. What kind of new employment has come into being while well-paid factory and public service jobs, as well as an increasing number of supervisory and professional jobs, were disappearing?
The "facts" of resource inequality may be indisputable, but the explanation for this remains underdeveloped. 3. Especially the enactment of the Taft-Hartley Act by the 78th Congress and the failure of "Operation Dixie" to effectively challenge the anti-union South. See Goldfield (1995), Griffith (1988), and Lichtenstein (1995). 4. See especially Aronowitz (1973, 1983), Davis (1986), Fraser (1989), Goldfield (1987), Goldfield (1995), Montgomery (1979), and Moody (1988). 5. Ironically Klandermans's now-classic essay (one of the first to shift the emphasis toward ideational considerations) is actually a case study of a major Dutch strike for a shorter workweek.
A surprisingly large number of experienced managers and professionals have taken sales and line technical jobs, and technical workers are being pushed into production work. Thus the qualifications for even entry-level employment are being pushed up by the falling salaried middle class. This anxiety reaches into the once-stable world of public employment. For example, even as the government announced optimistic economic statistics in late 1996, New York's Health and Hospitals Corporation—operating eleven municipal hospitals and employing thousands of workers— was threatening to displace nearly the entire 1600 person nurse supervisory staff and many doctors.