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Work Want Work

Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism

; J. A. Smith

Work Want Work considers in captivating detail how
a logic of work has become integral to everything we do, even as the place of
formal work has become increasingly precarious. With reference to sociological
data, philosophy, political theory, legislation, the testimonies of workers and
an eclectic mix of cultural texts - from Lucian Freud to Google, Anthony Giddens
to selfies, Jean-Luc Nancy to Amy Winehouse - Pfannebecker and Smith lay out
how the capitalism of globalized technologies has put our time, our
subjectivities, our experiences and our desires to work in unprecedented ways. Les mer
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Work Want Work considers in captivating detail how
a logic of work has become integral to everything we do, even as the place of
formal work has become increasingly precarious. With reference to sociological
data, philosophy, political theory, legislation, the testimonies of workers and
an eclectic mix of cultural texts - from Lucian Freud to Google, Anthony Giddens
to selfies, Jean-Luc Nancy to Amy Winehouse - Pfannebecker and Smith lay out
how the capitalism of globalized technologies has put our time, our
subjectivities, our experiences and our desires to work in unprecedented ways.

As every part of life is colonized
by work without securing our livelihoods, new questions need to be asked:
whether a nostalgia for work can save us, how ideas of work change conceptions
of political community, how employment and unemployment alike have become malemployment,
and whether the work of our desire online can be disentangled from capitalist
exploitation.



The biggest question, at a time when
the end of work and a fully automated future are proclaimed by Silicon Valley
idealists as well as by social democratic politicians and left-wing theorists,
is this: how can we propose a post-work society and culture that we will
actually want?

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