Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-Based Society
November 1999, Polity
1. From the Social State to the Capital State.
2. The Latest Forms of Work.
3. The Lost Magic of Work.
4. Moving Beyond Wage-Based Society.
Digression I: Community and Society.
Digression II: Alain Touraine or the Subject of Criticism.
* Offers a fundamental reassessment of the future of work, at a time when the role of work in our lives is being transformed by profound economic and technological changes.
*Argues that we should adopt radical policies - such as a reduction in working hours and a basic income for all - which would enable us to reclaim work and build a future beyond a wage-based society.
'The author successfully combines a thorough analysis of recent development of work with a vision of a transformation of society.' British Journal of Industrial Relations
'Gorz maps out a proposed path to a better world of work, in which work would combine elements of creativity, play, community service, self-provision, and caring, all loosely linked in a life of "multi-activity" ... This sounds far indeed from the world of work we know. But, Gorz argues, the current economy - not some far-distant future - holds the potential for this utopia.' Work, Organizations, and Markets