In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of Economic Reason. Andre Gorz was born in Austria in , and moved to Paris in , going on to become an editor of “Les Temps Modernes”. He was one of the founders of “Le. Andre Gorz, Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology. Translated by Chris Turner. London: Verso, x + pp. $ cloth; $ paper. After one could.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas facing both left and right.
Each is in disarray: Identifying the grave risks posed by a dual society with a hyperactive minority of full-time workers confronting a silenced majority who are, at best, precariously employed, Gorz proposes a new definition of a key social conflict within Western societies in terms of the distribution of work and the form and content of non-working time. Above all, he offers a vital fresh perspective for the left, whose objective, in his view, must be to extend the sphere to autonomous human activity, and increase the possibilities for individual self-fulfilment.
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The book has an interesting take and one that I could both engage with, agree with and disagree with. It is worth reading for both analysis and critique. Jun 18, Dayton rated it really liked it. A bit repetitive, and I think sometimes tried to overemphasize his differences from traditional socialism. But the key insights–that we should work and consume “less and better,” so as to free time to reclaim spheres of leisure, play, the home, politics, etc.
I also think he’s compelling about the conventio A bit repetitive, and I think sometimes tried to overemphasize his differences from traditional socialism. I also think he’s compelling about the conventional proletariat no longer existing the way Marx saw it, and not being the sole revolutionary force. Good critique of why the welfare state is insufficient too.
gogz You could probably get away with reading one or two of these essays though and still getting all the main points. Was a refreshing and clearsighted read, shining a light on many issues that break through the myths of neo-liberal economics.
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Also a journalist, he co-founded Le Nouvel Observateur weekly in A supporter of Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist version of Marxism aocialism World War Two, in the aftermath of the May ’68 student riots, he became more concerned with political ecology.
In the s and s, he was a main theorist in the New Left movement. His central theme was wage labour issues such as liberation from work, just distribution of work, social alienation, and Guaranteed basic income Trivia About Capitalism, Socia Ecoloty trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.