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The New Spirit of Capitalism

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In this major work, the sociologists Eve Chiapello and Luc Boltanski go to the heart of the changes in contemporary business culture.

Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest management texts that have formed the thinking of employers in their organization of business, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that from the middle of the 19
Hardcover, 601 pages
Published September 17th 2006 by Verso (first published 1999)
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Every so often I find myself reading something that I regret having put off for so long, and this is one of those cases. It is a vital contribution to the sociology of work, to social and cultural analyses of the 'contemporary condition', and to understandings of the current social order and contemporary politics: a big claim, I admit. Boltanski and Chiapello have not set out to explore the material characteristics of contemporary capitalism – the organisation and concentration of increasingly g ...more
Mirza  Sultan-Galiev
Ever stood under blinding florescent lights stocking shelves or any other such drudgery while
thinking of how much fun, you an "independent team member" are having in your "flexible, fast paced workplace"?
Khisraw Amini
As the authors mention in the book that the critique of capitalism needs to account for the facts of the transforming world of work, in order to keep up with the displacements of capitalism and develop its critique, this book is an ambitious endeavor to develop a systematic account for understanding capitalism in its entirety and history. What we have seen of the critical tradition on capitalism have been often reactionary fleeting remarks on the certain aspects of the current economic arrangeme ...more
great work, but i don't like the translation... i wish they had kept their terminology consistent with their other articles and presentations in english
I've read the prologue and this looks amazing albeit enormous. I will try, and perhaps fail, but learn a lot in whatever I get through.
Joseph Jeon
Many pages too long, but great.
Matthew Summers
Who gives a shit about this.
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